Good thing the Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent defensive lineman Mike DeVito. Because Glenn Dorsey is gone!
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
RT @williamsonnfl: Could see #49ers getting a lot out of G Dorsey-move him all over the LOS & lighten the load of Smith and McDonald >>Yes!— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) March 13, 2013
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Donnie Avery agrees to deal with Chiefs
Anthony Fasano signed to four-year, $16 million deal
Mike DeVito signed to three-year, $12.6 million deal
Chase Daniel signed to three-year, $10 million deal