Dorsey Signs With San Francisco

Five years ago he was the Chiefs first selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, going in the fifth selection.

On Wednesday, unrestricted free agent Glenn Dorsey agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers on a new contract, becoming the first of the Chiefs free agent list to find employment elsewhere.

No details yet on Dorsey’s deal in San Fran, but early word from the left coast is the Niners want him to play nose tackle in their 3-4 defense. San Francisco lost NT Isaac Sopoaga on Tuesday when he signed with Philadelphia. A natural DT in the 4-3 scheme, it’s a surprise that Dorsey is moving from one 3-4 team to another. For the past 4 years he was asked to play out of position in the Chiefs defense and his production was not what it might have been as a DT in the 4-3 defense.

Dorsey played in 66 games with the Chiefs, making 65 starts. He had 236 career tackles with 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 4 recovered fumbles. Last season, calf injuries to both his left and right legs limited him to 4 games before he was placed on the injured-reserve list. That was the final season on the 5-year, $51 million contract he signed as a rookie.

7 Responses to “Dorsey Signs With San Francisco”

  • March 13, 2013  - David says:

    Perhaps not surprising that the Chiefs have lost two bidding battles, and in both instances, the winner was a team that played in this year’s Super Bowl. (Canty/Ravens). Faced with reasonably comparable offers from the Chiefs and a Super Bowl team, it must be tough for a player to turn down an offer from a championship team.

  • March 13, 2013  - txchief says:

    I expect that neither team offered Dorsey a mountain of money. He’s never played up to expectations. I’m scratching my head wondering how a 4-3 DE that couldn’t hold down a 3-4 DT position would be capable of moving to NT.

  • March 13, 2013  - chewbone says:

    Lots of busts in the 1st round in 2008 when you go back and look. Even if he had turned out to be a really good player at that 5th pick the chiefs had so many other problems it really wouldn’t have heped get them to the playoffs.

  • March 13, 2013  - txchief says:

    I wonder if Sony will warranty my TV if I throw a rock through the screen at Scott Pioli.

  • March 13, 2013  - el cid says:

    Just “mute” the machine. He has nothing to say that could interest any fan of the Chiefs. It is just the old boy network keeping him in coins.

  • March 13, 2013  - Kenny says:

    I know he wasn’t great for us, but I have a feeling SF will get a lot out of him.

  • March 13, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    I was as nervous as a game day when we drafted Dorsey, I wanted us to get him so bad. He played on one leg his first season, then out of position the next 4 years.
    I just can’t believe he went to another 3-4 team. I give him a year in SF. I’m glad we didn’t spend cap dollars to keep him.

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