Oct 31, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Glenn Dorsey (72) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Glenn Dorsey Leaves for San Francisco


Defensive end Glenn Dorsey has signed a contract to play for the San Francisco 49ers, according to Adam Schefter. Dorsey visited San Francisco yesterday and was expected to not leave without a contract offer.

Dorsey never lived up to the expectations that come with being the fifth overall pick in the draft.  Selected by former general manager Carl Peterson in 2008, Dorsey was shifted in to a 3-4 defensive end role that asked him to focus on stopping the run as opposed to rushing the quarterback, leading to just four career sacks. In fact, Dorsey recorded zero sacks in his last two seasons with Kansas City. Still, his been highly regarded for his run stopping ability in the 3-4 scheme. Many feel a move to a 4-3 scheme would be best for him.

His role in San Francisco will also be ambiguous.

Kansas City signed defensive tackle Mike DeVito yesterday, and is expected to replace Dorsey on the defensive line. Like Dorsey, DeVito is known for his run stopping abilities though he plays inside more than Dorsey.

Terms of Dorsey’s contract with San Francisco have not yet been release. It is rumored the contract will be two or three years in length.

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