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Glenn Dorsey is gone: 49ers agree to deal with former Chiefs DT

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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.

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Good thing the Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent defensive lineman Mike DeVito. Because Glenn Dorsey is gone!

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.

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