Dorsey's deal places 49ers $9 million under cap

Dorsey's deal places 49ers $9 million under cap
August 21, 2014, 9:30 am
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Trent Baalke, Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers are currently $9.082 million under the NFL’s salary cap. (AP)

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Injured 49ers nose tackle Glenn Dorsey is scheduled to earn $8.725 million over the next three seasons with the two-year contract extension he signed this week.

Dorsey’s cap figure for this season rises from $3.792 million to $4.484 million due to a $2.075 million signing bonus, said a league source who has knowledge of the contract.

The 49ers are currently $9.082 million under the NFL’s salary cap.

Dorsey sustained a torn left biceps on Aug. 1. He underwent surgery three days later. The 49ers believe there is a chance Dorsey will be able to return to play late in the season, so there is a chance they will place him on injured reserve/designated for return.

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He would be ineligible to play in the first eight games of the regular season.

Dorsey originally signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the 49ers last year after playing his first five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. His cap figures drops to $2.541 million in 2015 and $2.841 million in 2016, including $12,500 in roster bonuses for every regular-season game in which he suits up.

Ian Williams beat out Dorsey for the starting job to open last season, but Dorsey ended up starting 13 games after Williams sustained a season-ending leg injury. Now, Williams is in line to replace Dorsey in the 49ers' starting lineup.