Skip to content

Glenn Dorsey visiting 49ers

Dorsey Getty Images

The rich could be getting even richer.  By making another rich guy richer.

Per multiple reports, defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey will visit the 49ers.

Dorsey, the fifth overall pick in the 2008 draft, became a free agent on Tuesday, when his contract with the Chiefs expired.  Though the Chiefs want to keep him, interest spiked when the Dolphins applied the franchise tag to defensive lineman Randy Starks.

Dorsey could help replace nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, who left the 49ers for the Eagles on the first day of free agency.

Permalink 37 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Kansas City Chiefs, Rumor Mill, San Francisco 49ers, Top Stories
37 Responses to “Glenn Dorsey visiting 49ers”
  1. skoobyfl says: Mar 12, 2013 11:23 PM

    This would make a huge difference, GD.

  2. themackstrong says: Mar 12, 2013 11:27 PM

    Dorsey to replace Sopoaga/RGF; Woodson to replace Golsdon- Walker gone. Give them respect on Boldin but he’s getting up there in age. The way they drafted last year the 49ers will be soft and get rolled by the Rams & Seahawks.

  3. osubrndn says: Mar 12, 2013 11:27 PM

    It’s making it hard for me to figure out what team I want to live vicariously through while my raiders rebuild

  4. redwoodking says: Mar 12, 2013 11:29 PM

    Bring him to the red and gold. I hope Goldson doesn’t chase the $ and resigns but Reed or Woodson wouldn’t be a bad tutor for an early pick this year.

    Crabtree, Manningham outside with Boldin and Vernon working underneath and the best all around threat at QB in the league? I say bring it Seattle.

  5. errybodybabydaddy says: Mar 12, 2013 11:29 PM

    He will be a Bengal soon. We’ve been signing everybody today. 2013 AFCN Champs

  6. baymac408 says: Mar 12, 2013 11:32 PM

    Is this an upgrade?? I honestly haven’t seen him or paid attention..?? Exciting offseason GO NINERS

  7. 49ersandshivabowl says: Mar 12, 2013 11:34 PM

    He’s great against the run. Hasn’t lived up to his hype out of LSU but nonetheless a big body who could help shore up that the DL and play with some of the best D-players in the world.

  8. joshhatesthesteelers says: Mar 12, 2013 11:36 PM

    This guys not impressed

  9. 6allsohard6more says: Mar 12, 2013 11:41 PM

    The 49ers is my 2nd favorite team after the Ravens and they could have made the super bowl with their same roster something deep in my heart is telling me they are going to be a huge disappointment this year they are trying to make to many moves to get better when they don’t need to..

  10. dirtysouthniner says: Mar 12, 2013 11:42 PM

    Man that would be nice!! Great replacements for soap!! I hope we get Hayward-Bay as well.

  11. dirtysouthniner says: Mar 12, 2013 11:44 PM

    He couldn’t be worse than the other two lineman we drafted that year in the first two rounds(Balmer and chilo) sheeeeeeshh

  12. kc571 says: Mar 12, 2013 11:56 PM

    Kc fan here. Very underwhelming. He’s playing in a 3-4 that doesn’t suit his supposed pass rushing. Dorsey and Tyson Jackson have been good vs the run. Relatively healthy although he missed that last bunch of games due to calf injury. He’s quiet doesn’t complain. We signed devito ax his replacement.

  13. germanstingray says: Mar 13, 2013 12:06 AM

    har har har! Dorsey has been a bust in KC. He can barely hold down the end position in a 3-4! No way he can play NT. If he could, the Chiefs wouldn’t have drafted Dontari Poe last year. I’m stoked to see SF start to pick up some of the refuse from KC!

  14. redstar504 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:06 AM

    Please please get this guy back to Louisiana the Saints need some kind of body up front but at days end he needs to go where he can turn into everything he can be. He belongs in a 4/3 as a DT that is what he was meant to do. KC wasted his skills and the same thing will happen in any other 3/4 so SF prob isn’t the best fit but at least they play a hybrid 3/4 with loads of different fronts and packages that will get this guy on the field for third down where he can get into the backfield and make some noise. He is a great person that deserves success at this level I hope he makes the right decision because its make or break for him at this point.

  15. kcrobert10 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:09 AM

    Seriously u guys are talking about glen dorsey being a big time nose tackle. Have you even watched the chiefs the last 5 yrs. Obviously not. He was a overpaid 5th overall pick that was a total bust. Go a head 49ers we just picked up mike devito for half the cost and stats say we will get much better production from him. By the way he had a hard time as a 3-4 de in kc and u guys really think he is going to slide into the nose crazy.

  16. kcbaby58 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:15 AM

    Dorsey was the weak link on the d line. He got pounded non stop once teams watched film!! Good luck out there. Glad he is gone. Wasn’t good enough to take a d team on the 2 -14 chiefs. We kept the guy who was doing work!

  17. kcrobert10 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:17 AM

    Also everyone talks about the chiefs being good against the run where the hell was I. This team won a grand total of 8 games the last 2 yrs and all I remember is good running football teams running all over us. Stop feeding us bull people.

  18. goldenperspective says: Mar 13, 2013 12:24 AM

    The thing is, he doesn’t have to be a star. The niners just need a quality starter at NT. There is enough talent around, so his run stopping abilities will suffice. Maybe he will find it easier to get to the qb, probably won’t see as many double teams in San Fran.

  19. thermalito says: Mar 13, 2013 12:43 AM

    Soapoaga is terrible. When Justin Smith got hurt and his playing time increased the 49ers defense collapsed.

  20. skylander14 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:05 AM

    Figured he would be a pretty solid addition to a 4-3 team, but still not a bad pick-up for the Niners.

  21. osiris33 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:24 AM

    “Crabtree, Manningham outside with Boldin and Vernon working underneath and the best all around threat at QB in the league? I say bring it Seattle.”

    A) We will, and your slowing, aging team won’t be able to handle it any better than in December (42-13)

    B) Wilson is better than Kapernick. At least he never panicked under pressure and then threw it 7 yards out of bounds on the biggest play of the game.

    You guys need to spend more time looking over your shoulders at the Rams. That’s who you’ll be competing for a wildcard spot with.

  22. asimonetti88 says: Mar 13, 2013 1:30 AM

    kc571 says:
    Mar 12, 2013 11:56 PM
    Kc fan here. Very underwhelming. He’s playing in a 3-4 that doesn’t suit his supposed pass rushing. Dorsey and Tyson Jackson have been good vs the run. Relatively healthy although he missed that last bunch of games due to calf injury. He’s quiet doesn’t complain. We signed devito ax his replacement.
    —————————————————-

    Thank you for the scouting report- I know he hasn’t lived up to his draft status but I didn’t know much outside of that. If he is strong against the run I think he could fit well with the 49ers. We have a good pass rush and I think that Dorsey has the size to be a good player on our defense. The 49ers coaches do a good job of bringing the best out of players.

  23. sixjak says: Mar 13, 2013 1:55 AM

    Blah blah blah SEA fan who’s team has never done anything of note. Wilson is a midget and so no he is not better than Kaep ever, at any time at all. And at least Kaep played in the biggest game unlike your Land of Oz recruit. “Oh just look how cute their little QB is….oops did that big DLineman just squash him like a bug?” ” Yes I believe he did.” And where does this old and slow mantra come from? Hilarious. Yeah suddenly the 9ers are old and slow. You SEA fans are dumb and dumber. Bolden aquisition > Harvin aquisition all day long. Book it.

  24. raiddawgz says: Mar 13, 2013 1:55 AM

    Glen D is ok, problem was KC’s offense could not stay on the field so their D would gas out. He is better suited for a 4-3 but if given enough rest he can be a solid run stuffer in any scheme. Don’t expect big sack numbers, just solid play if motivated.

  25. ilikesteveyounggirls says: Mar 13, 2013 2:00 AM

    Osiris is clearly a moron. I love how Seattle mortgaged their future on Harvin. Going to end bad with not one championship for the golden girl herself Pete Carrol.

  26. citynative says: Mar 13, 2013 2:06 AM

    A) We will, and your slowing, aging team won’t be able to handle it any better than in December (42-13)

    B) Wilson is better than Kapernick. At least he never panicked under pressure and then threw it 7 yards out of bounds on the biggest play of the game.

    You guys need to spend more time looking over your shoulders at the Rams. That’s who you’ll be competing for a wildcard spot with.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Did anyone else “Report Comment” for this absolutely stupid post? Judging a player on one play? Would you also say Russell Wilson is not good because he choked in his biggest game with clock management at the end of the first half of the divisional round against Atlanta. No intelligent fan would say that.

  27. baymac408 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:36 AM

    Osiris33 you are a clown!! What’s funny is everything you said was opposite and you better keep looking over your shoulder because as of right now you aren’t on our level and you won’t be!! Get a ring one time or win the division and do something relevant.. Your mouths will regret their spewing

  28. socal9er says: Mar 13, 2013 2:44 AM

    If the 9ers wanted to keep Soap they would have paid him. They extended everyone they wanted to except DG who wants top $. We’ll be fine up front with FA and the draft.

    osiris33 – give it a rest already! Stop acting like a December game was the Super Bowl because it wasn’t. I know because we played in it and you fell short. Sea chickens suck with a receiver they over spent for.

  29. zillabeast says: Mar 13, 2013 3:31 AM

    Nowhere in the above post did Osiris explain why Wilson failed to defeat the Falcons in the Georgia Dome, and Kaepernick did.

  30. 209erfan says: Mar 13, 2013 3:42 AM

    This guy will not be a nose tackle with the niners…should he sign he will most likely come in on third downs as a defensive tackle next to Justin Smith which could turn him into the monster he was supposed to be coming out of LSU

  31. holahey123 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:06 AM

    I don’t think Dorsey would be a bad pick up as long as the Niners don’t overpay him like the Eagles overpaid Sopoaga. Dorsey would fill up an empty backup D-Linemen for now after Jean-Francois and Sopoaga left. Watch Tomsula groom Dorsey and be a great contributor on the team if he signs with the Niners. We will see what a great coaching staff can do: Walker, Sopoaga, Jean-Francois and Goldson (if he leaves) would probably be disappointments on their new respective teams.

  32. toonsterwu says: Mar 13, 2013 5:10 AM

    If anything, Dorsey probably would replace Ricky Jean-Francois’ spot in the rotation.

    I agree that Dorsey really should go to a 4-3 team. While I was always iffy on the idea that he could be a dominant 3-technique, he was drafted for the 4-3, and physically, he’s better off in a 4-3.

    That said, in a Fangio, 1-gap “move” 30 front, I could see Dorsey fitting well there. It’s arguably a better fit than the 3-4 defenses that KC has operated the last few years. I’m not sure Dorsey’s ceiling in a Fangio scheme would be all that much better than Ricky Jean-Francois, so I’d be curious what it would cost to land him.

  33. osiris33 says: Mar 13, 2013 10:15 AM

    Seahawks team needs: 1) DE

    0-niners team needs 1) Speed WR, 2) TE 3) Slot receiver, 4) DT, DE, S (2), CB (2), …

  34. mrpolarbear99 says: Mar 13, 2013 10:56 AM

    Osiris, beat the Falcons then maybe we can talk about your cute little wildcard team winning the division.

  35. niner650 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:34 PM

    Osiris33 needs: Reality check

    I like how 42-13 is the battle cry for Seattle fans but what they selectively forget about is the first meeting where the Niners won. Also, if Wilson is better than Kaepernick then why couldn’t he take his team to the SB especially since he had a full year under center.

  36. forty9erled says: Mar 13, 2013 12:34 PM

    To add to holahey123’s comment, KC has been a mess at DC for the last 3 years. Even the best players struggle under bad coaching.

    I think Baalke is doing a great job looking for young/veteran players (maybe 4 to 6 years into their careers) who can adapt and learn Fangio’s complex schemes and be able to contribute immediately.

    GO NINERS!

  37. asyoulay69 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:52 PM

    This is a good signing.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!