John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE
Just like that, Glenn Dorsey is gone. The former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman reached an agreement with the San Francisco 49ers, just one day into the 2013 NFL free agency period. Dorsey was the Chiefs first round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
And 49ers have reached agreement with former Chiefs DT Glenn Dorsey.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
Surprising. I knew it was coming but I'm still surprised. Dorsey had been with the Chiefs for five seasons after KC took him with the fifth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was set to be the next great defensive tackle but in Dorsey's second year the new regime moved to a 3-4 defense, which didn't allow him to be the explosive player many of us thought he would be.
That didn't make him a bad player. He was fine at what he was asked to do with the Chiefs. He moves to San Francisco where he joins one of the NFL's best defenses. The 49ers obviously have a plan for him, he visited the team less than 24 hours after free agency opened. Will he play defensive end? Move inside? I'll be interested.
Replacing Dorsey will be Mike DeVito, the former Jets defensive lineman who the Chiefs picked up via free agency this week.
A few other reactions...
49ers sign Glenn Dorsey, according to report. High potential guy. Gonna love seeing him work w/Tomsula sbn.to/16swsOF— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) March 13, 2013
Glenn Dorsey fits mold of both Sopoaga and Jean Francois. He can play nose or the other D-line spots. bit.ly/15N2OTd— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) March 13, 2013
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