49ers NT Glenn Dorsey returns to practice, Marcus Lattimore not far behind



The San Francisco 49ers (4-3) received some good news today as NT Glenn Dorsey returned to practice for the first time since tearing his biceps back in early August. An injury that occurred during training camp, Dorsey will now re-acclimate himself to the NFL game as he will likely be added to the 53-man roster in the coming weeks.

In Dorsey’s absence it has been fourth-year veteran NT Ian Williams who has filled in nicely while reclaiming his starting role. Williams, who currently ranks as the 9th best defensive tackle in the NFL by Pro Football Focus should continue to get the starting nod while Dorsey rotates in.

While Dorsey returned to action, it’s another player that will be practicing with the team soon as second-year RB Marcus Lattimore will be cleared to practice on Wednesday. According to head coach Jim Harbaugh he says the reasoning for Lattimore beginning the 21-day practice window on Wednesday was to ensure a decision would not have to be made on game day.

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