Glenn Dorsey DL SF 3 Months

Dorsey (arm) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Saturday, Matt Maiocco of reports.

Dorsey spent most of the year on short-term on IR after undergoing biceps surgery in August, and he did not end up playing after being activated late last month. Cornerbak Marcus Cromartie and guard Andrew Tiller were added to the active roster, with NaVorro Bowman (knee) moved to IR along with Dorsey.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF 4 Months

Dorsey (biceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

After being activated from short-term injured reserve earlier in the week, Dorsey was expected to play Sunday, but instead he'll spend another week in street clothes. The 49ers are a bit thin along the defensive line after the recent loss of Ian Williams to a leg injury.

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The 49ers have activated Dorsey (biceps) from IR/designated to return, the Sacramento Bee reports.

The timing of Dorsey's activation coincides with that of fellow nose tackle Ian Williams landing on IR, so Dorsey figures to have a key role in the 49ers' defense out of the gate.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF 7 Months

Dorsey (biceps) is expected to be placed on the 49ers' injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday, CSN Bay Area reports.

Dorsey was slated to start at nose tackle before tearing his biceps Aug. 1 and is now expected to miss three-and-a-half months following surgery. With the possibility of returning some time after the mid-season mark, Dorsey will be named San Francisco's designated player to return, ruling him out of practice until after Week 6 and out of games until after Week 8. While Dorsey rehabs, Quinton Dial is expected to open the regular season as the 49ers' starter at nose tackle.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF 7 Months

Dorsey (biceps) is expected to miss three and a half months after undergoing successful surgery on August 4, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

The three and a half month timetable is on the short end of the expected recovery from an injury like the one Dorsey sustained, so this is good news for the nose tackle and for the 49ers. Coach Jim Harbaugh is hoping that Dorsey will be ready by late-November to early-December to help out the team down the stretch. He is the leading candidate to be placed in the injured reserve - with a designation to return list. Dorsey recently signed a two-year extension with the 49ers.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF 7 Months

Dorsey (biceps) agreed to a two-year contract extension with the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of reports.

Dorsey is uncertain to play in 2014 after tearing his biceps in training camp, but in signing Dorsey to a new deal, they'll be able to ensure he doesn't hit the open market next summer. He'll likely be placed on injured reserve to start the season, but there's a good chance he could be the club's designated player to return if he progresses well in his recovery.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF 8 Months

Dorsey (biceps), who will undergo surgery Monday, is at best hoped to be able to return late in the regular season, CSN Bay Area reports.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Jan 03 '79

The 49ers gave DL Glenn Dorsey no assurances on his role when they signed him to a two-year, $6 million deal on March 13.

"No, I'm coming into it trying to play whatever they want me to play," he said. "I don't have no set spot." Dorsey is penciled in (lightly) at nose tackle, but at 6-foot-1 and just over 300 pounds, it's not an ideal position in the Niners' 3-4. The 49ers would prefer Dorsey to fill Ricky Jean-Francois' shoes as a utility lineman capable of backing up all three positions up front.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Dec 24 '78

The 49ers plan to play newly signed Glenn Dorsey at nose tackle in their 3-4.

At 6-foot-1 and just over 300 pounds, Dorsey will be an undersized nose tackle in the Jay Ratliff mold. The 49ers will likely give him plenty of penetrating opportunities as opposed to using Dorsey as a two-gap plugger. Dorsey's two-year deal is worth $6 million. He received a $2.285 million signing bonus.

Glenn Dorsey DL SF Dec 22 '78

49ers agreed to terms with DE Glenn Dorsey, formerly of the Chiefs.

Dorsey made San Francisco his lone free-agent visit. The Chiefs initially wanted him back, but they went out and signed DL Mike DeVito on Tuesday. Dorsey is a quality run defender, and he'll slide into the role vacated by free agent DL Ricky Jean-Francois, acting as the top backup at the end spots.