When defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey was coming out of LSU in 2008, he was considered one of the top players in the draft.
Dorsey won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Outland Trophy, the Lott Trophy and the Lombardi Award, which made him the first player to win all four awards. He also helped the Tigers win a National Title in 2007. The Kansas City Chiefs only reinforced everyone’s belief when they made Dorsey the fifth-overall pick of the draft.
Dorsey struggled somewhat in his first few years, largely because the Chiefs shifted from a 4-3 to a 3-4, kicking Dorsey from his natural position of defensive tackle to defensive end. Still, he managed to stay productive and had a career-year in 2010 when he made 69 tackles and 2.0 sacks. After another solid season in 2011, Dorsey suffered a calf injury in 2012 and played in just four games.
After the season, he joined the San Francisco 49ers and became a starter after Ian Williams went down. Dorsey was expected to start again this season, but left Friday’s practice with what appeared to be an arm injury.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, citing a source, Dorsey is out for the season with a torn bicep.
49ers DT Glenn Dorsey is out for the year with a torn bicep, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2014
Dorsey made 41 tackles and 2.0 sacks for the 49ers last year and helped free up their talented linebackers to make plays. Replacing him is obviously going to be a bit of a chore and it looks like Quinton will get the first crack at it. Dial appeared in three games and had one tackle for the 49ers last season.