49ers sign DT Glenn Dorsey

The 49ers have signed defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey to a two-year deal, the team just announced.

Here’s what general manager Trent Baalke said about the signing: “We are very pleased to add Glenn to our team. Glenn brings great versatility to our defensive front, and we look forward to his contributions on the field and in the community.”

The Chiefs drafted Dorsey with the fifth pick in the 2008 draft, and for the first five seasons of his career he’s been a bust. The Chiefs played him at defensive end in a three-man front. He played well against the run at times, but he was a non-factor against the pass, which means he’s probably a better fit at nose tackle.

The 49ers need a nose tackle. They lost one this offseason – Isaac Sopoaga – and they could lose another one – Ricky Jean Francois. Dorsey has a chance to become the 49ers’ starting nose tackle in the base defense. In the sub packages, Dorsey could be the main backup for Justin Smith and Ray McDonald at the three-technique defensive tackle position.

 

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