49ers sign injured Dorsey to two-year extension

49ers sign injured Dorsey to two-year extension
August 19, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Glenn Dorsey underwent surgery on Aug. 3 to repair a torn left biceps and could miss the entire season. (USATSI)

SANTA CLARA -- Nose tackle Glenn Dorsey, whose season remains in doubt due to a biceps tear, signed a two-year extension on Tuesday through the 2016 season, the 49ers announced.

Dorsey is entering the final year of a two-year contract he signed as a free agent in 2013. He is scheduled to earn $2.65 million this season.

“Glenn is a true pro who has quickly become a valued contributor to our organization both on and off the field,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “He is a quick study and a very good football player that has earned this extension, and we look forward to his future contributions.”

Terms of Dorsey's new deal were not immediately known.

Dorsey underwent surgery on Aug. 3 to repair a torn biceps in his left arm. He remains on the 49ers' 90-man roster. The 49ers are considering the option of placing him on injured reserve/designated to return if they believe he can contribute late in the season. Under that designation, Dorsey would be required to miss at least the first eight games of the season.

Ian Williams is slated to replace Dorsey in the starting lineup. Dorsey replaced Williams last season after Williams sustained a broken lower leg in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks.

 

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