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December 29, 2016 04:55 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Logs full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 24, 2016 03:35 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Inactive against Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 23, 2016 06:15 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Questionable for Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 5, 2016 01:30 AM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Starts and records six tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 8, 2016 01:15 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Fills in for injured Armstead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 23, 2016 03:12 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Out for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.

Dorsey has been hindered by a knee injury since the preseason that has caused him to miss Week 5 and now Week 7. With Dorsey out, look for starting nose tackle Mike Purcell to see even more action than usual.

October 22, 2016 10:28 AM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Listed as questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers have listed Dorsey (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Dorsey returned to action last week after being sidelined in Week 5 due to a nagging knee injury. He was able to practice in full on Wednesday, but spent the rest of the week practicing in a limited role. The veteran is trending toward a game-time decision Sunday.

October 16, 2016 01:00 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) will play Sunday against the Bills.

Dorsey was questionable heading into the matchup but will give it go this Sunday. Should he see his reps monitored, look for Mike Purcell to see increased action.

October 15, 2016 12:55 AM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Questionable for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Bills.

Dorsey sat out last Thursday's game and the long week wasn't enough for him to get back to full health, though he did practice in a limited fashion. If he's held out once again, look for Mike Purcell to handle the bulk of the nose tackle reps for the second straight week.

October 6, 2016 07:08 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Inactive on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey has been listed as inactive for Thursday's game due to a knee injury.

It's unclear what the specifics of Dorsey's knee injury are but it's severe enough to hold him out. Mike Purcell will be the team's only true nose tackle, though Tony Jerod-Eddie and Ronald Blair could rotate in for a couple reps.

September 16, 2016 04:32 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Set to make 2016 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Dorsey was inactive Monday night against the Rams, but is set to play Week 2. He'll likely rotate in behind starting DT Mike Purcell.

September 14, 2016 11:00 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Limited on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, CSNBayArea.com reports.

Dorsey was inactive Monday night against the Rams as he progresses in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. Head coach Chip Kelly said Dorsey had had a chance at playing, though, so the LSU product may have a chance to suit up Week 2. However, he should be considered questionable until further notice.

September 10, 2016 07:51 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Questionable for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) is questionable for Monday's matchup with Washington, Eric Branch of sfgate.com reports.

After sitting out most of this week, Dorsey returned to practice in a limited fashion Friday. There is reason to believe that he won't play considering his status this week, but given the extra day of rest, San Francisco may be inclined to see how the big man feels early Monday. Regardless, Dorsey's status will likely remain murky until a few hours before kickoff.

September 9, 2016 11:31 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Limited in practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) was limited in the 49ers' practice on Friday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Dorsey has not played since tearing his ACL in Week 10 last season. After sitting out of practice Thursday, his limited work Friday can be seen as a positive trend. It has previously been reported that he is expected to play on Monday, and that the team is simply exercising caution with their back up nose tackle. Expect him to have a limited role in his first game back if he does indeed play Monday.

September 8, 2016 08:29 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Sits out Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) did not participate in practice on Thursday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Dorsey hasn't played since tearing his ACL last year. He's expected to play on Monday according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN, and his absence from Thursday's session may have been precautionary as the team doesn't want to force him to do too much prior to his first game back. It's unclear if the team will limit him in his return.

September 8, 2016 03:16 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Expected to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Chip Kelly said that he expects Dorsey (knee) to be available in Monday's season opener against the Rams, CSN Bay Area reports.

Dorsey missed the entire preseason rehabbing from an ACL tear. It is unlikely he has a large role coming off injury, but he only has to beat out the unproven Mike Purcell to become the team's starting nose tackle.

September 2, 2016 02:24 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Does not play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) did not start Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

Dorsey returned to practice Monday but his surgically repaired knee was apparently not healthy enough to take part in a full game. With Quinton Dial (knee) reportedly ready for Week 1, Dorsey will likely serve as a backup defensive lineman barring any sort of setback with his knee.

August 29, 2016 10:44 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Returns to practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) was in full pads taking part in individual drills Monday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

Dorsey has missed the 49ers' first three preseason games while rehabbing from a torn ACL. His participation in practice bodes well for his availability in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers. With Quinton Dial (knee) going down to injury last week, Dorsey could potentially start at nose tackle in Week 1 if his knee proves to be healthy.

July 31, 2016 04:56 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Passes conditioning test Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dorsey (knee) passed his conditioning test Saturday, CSN Bay Area reports.

Dorsey tore his ACL last season and has been making good progress in his recovery this offseason. He will be slowly worked back into the mix during training camp. Dorsey will have competition for a role at defensive end with DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead on the depth chart, but he could find playing time at the nose tackle position with Ian Williams already ruled out for the season.

May 5, 2016 08:19 PM
49ers' Glenn Dorsey: Progressing from ACL tear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

GM Trent Baalke claims Dorsey is making "very good progress" in his recovery from an ACL tear, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Regarding Dorsey's availability for Week 1, Baalke went on to say, "I'm never going to give a definitive [answer] because I don't know. He could always have a setback coming up. But right now he's making progress, he looks good, his mind's in a great place."

Despite this endorsement of health, Dorsey is almost certainly slated for the PUP list to start training camp. However, he won't necessarily begin the season there. Dorsey suffered the torn ACL last season against the Seahawks on Nov. 22, and although occurring late in the season, he could certainly be "ready to roll" come opening day. Comparatively, DT Geno Atkins suffered an ACL tear in Week 9 of the 2013 season, and was good to go for Week 1 of 2014.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/297
Birthdate:
08/01/1985
Age:
35
Hometown:
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
School:
LSU
NFL Experience:
10
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