49ers sign Dorsey to two-year extension

Aug 20, 2014 1:21 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season.

Dorsey, 29, is sidelined with a torn left biceps muscle that required surgery. He was injured Aug. 1, but hasn't been ruled out for the season. He is expected to miss significant time after arriving for training camp as the projected starting nose tackle.

In 16 games with 13 starts last season, Dorsey had 41 tackles and two sacks.

Losing Dorsey was a devastating blow 11 months after 2013 starting nose tackle Ian Williams went down with a season-ending ankle injury in a Week 2 loss at Seattle. Dorsey quickly emerged as a reliable replacement and stabilizing force for the defensive line. Williams is making significant progress now that he has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.

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