Glenn Dorsey may not make his return this weekend
The 49ers activated defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey from injured reserve on Monday, leading many people to suspect that Dorsey will be part of the defensive line mix against Washington this weekend.
It might be a bit premature for Dorsey to get back on the field, however. Dorsey didn’t practice on Thursday and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said that his recovery from a torn biceps hasn’t progressed quite far enough for Dorsey to feel totally comfortable on the field.
“I think Glenn’s at a point where he’s kind of stuck. I don’t think he’s taken any steps backward. Nothing negative has happened. Just hasn’t taken that next step yet to where he feels like he can go out there and cut it loose yet,” Fangio said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “I don’t think he feels he’s close to being 100 percent to use it, the way you need to be able to use it down there in the trenches.”
If Dorsey can’t go, Quinton Dial would start for the second straight week as Ian Williams has been placed on injured reserve with a fractured fibula. Dial didn’t play much in last week’s win against the Giants, however, as the Niners opted for more nickel looks in their 16-10 victory.