2014 status still undecided, Dorsey signs through 2016

AP

The 49ers don’t know when or if defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey will play in 2014.  But they do know that they have him under contract through 2016.

The team has announced a two-year extension with Dorsey.

“Glenn is a true pro who has quickly become a valued contributor to our organization both on and off the field,” General Manager Trent Baalke said in a team-issued release.  “He is a quick study and a very good football player that has earned this extension, and we look forward to his future contributions.”

Dorsey may not do much more to earn his 2014 salary, due to a torn biceps suffered in training camp.  Per a league source, the team still is deciding whether to put Dorsey on season-ending injured reserve, to put him on injured reserve with the designation to return, or to carry him on the 53-man roster until he’s ready to play.

Dorsey entered the league in 2008 as the fifth overall pick in the draft.  He signed in 2013 with the 49ers, appearing in all 19 regular-season and postseason games, with 15 total starts as the replacement to nose tackle Ian Williams, who suffered a broken leg in Week Two.