The two-year contract extension signed by defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey this week suggested the San Francisco 49ers are confident that their run-stuffer will fully recover from a recent torn biceps injury.
Although original expectations were that Dorsey would miss the entirety of the 2014 season, there is now hope that he will avoid injured reserve.
If a depleted 49ers defense can keep its head above water through Thanksgiving, reinforcements will begin arriving in the form of Dorsey and All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (ACL surgery) by December.
For the second consecutive season, the Niners could be hitting their stride entering the postseason.
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