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Morning Tailgate: Glenn Dorsey Injures Hamstring

Posted Oct 14, 2013

The 49ers were without Dorsey for most of Sunday's victory, but the team should have added depth at the nose tackle position in the coming weeks.

Like all football games, the 49ers Week 6 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday came at a cost.

Part of the price paid: San Francisco played the second half without its nose tackle, Glenn Dorsey. The six-year veteran, who has replaced the injured Ian Williams as a starter along the defensive line, left with an apparent hamstring injury in the opening quarter but stayed on the sideline without his helmet, jogging side to side at one point.

Tony Jerod-Eddie replaced Dorsey in the game and acquitted himself well, recording a tackle and a quarterback hurry.

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“We’ve got some guys that’ll be in the mix this week, Quinton Dial and we’ll see about Tank Carradine, but I think he’s ready,” Jim Harbaugh said postgame when asked about his team’s depth along the front. “I think both those guys are ready and can start practicing this week.”

Dial, the team’s fifth-round draft pick, is being looked at as a nose tackle. Carradine, a second-rounder of the same class, is seen as a defensive tackle. Both have been attending meetings – but not participating in practices – while members of the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List.

The team would have a three-week window to evaluate each before having to promote them to the 53-man roster.

“We’ll see, yeah,” Harbaugh said. “But, they’re ready to start practicing.”

For more storylines surrounding the team, check out this edition of Morning Tailgate links, presented by State Farm.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee covered Patrick Willis’ fruitful return to the field.

Bill Williamson of ESPN.com argued that Vernon Davis’ big game only scratched the surface.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com focused on the 49ers rookie contributors on defense.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle tallied up San Francisco’s takeaways.

Marcus Thompson II of the San Jose Mercury News said Colin Kaepernick kept his cool on Sunday.

Taylor Price of 49ers.com wrote about the 49ers epic, game-clinching 18-play drive.

 

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