Dorsey (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group reports. Dorsey was inactive for the 49ers' matchup with the Rams this past week, as he was dealing with some discomfort in his knee. However, he's slowly upped his workload in practice over the last few days, going through a limited practice Wednesday, before logging a full session Thursday. It appears he should be good to go moving forward, so look for him to jump back in as the team's starting nose tackle heading into a Week 17 tilt with the Seahawks.
Dorsey (knee) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Rams, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports. Dorsey was limited throughout the week and will be unavailable for Saturday's game. The 49ers will likely call upon Mike Purcell to assume Dorsey's role along the defensive line.
Dorsey (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Rams. The veteran lineman has been limited throughout the week with knee and rib ailments and it's unclear whether he'll be able to give it a go Saturday. If he's ultimately limited or unable to play against the Rams, Mike Purcell will likely be counted on to clog the middle for the 49ers.
Dorsey was promoted to the starting lineup Sunday, recording six tackles (four solo) in a loss to the Bears. The 49ers demoted Quinton Dial and promoted Dorsey to starting nose tackle. The veteran lineman had a good showing, clogging the middle of the line and racking up six tackles, which was good for second amongst all San Francisco defenders. Linemen in a 3-4 defense do not usually put up strong IDP performances, but Dorsey could be a cheap source of tackles given how often opposing offenses run the ball against the 49ers' porous unit.
Dorsey contributed a season-high six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Dorsey stepped in for Arik Armstead (shoulder) -- who left the game in the first quarter -- and turned in a solid performance. He has never been much of a pass rusher, but he can rack up a handful of tackles from the defensive end position. Armstead hasn't been ruled out of next week's tilt against the Cardinals, but the 49ers may want to be cautious with their young lineman as he has had shoulder problems all season. If he can't go, Dorsey would likely start Sunday.
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