NFL Transactions: Monday 11/17

49ers 49ers activated DL Glenn Dorsey from the short-term injured reserve list. (NFLTR) 49ers placed NT Ian Williams on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Bills Bills placed CB Leodis McKelvin on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) Bills signed S Bacarri Rambo. (NFLTR) Browns WR Josh Gordon was reinstated from the reserve/suspended list. Buccaneers Buccaneers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers activate NT Dorsey, place Ian Williams on IR

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have activated nose tackle Glenn Dorsey following his 21-day evaluation window, putting him in position to play for the first time Sunday against Washington if he's deemed ready. Dorsey tore his left biceps Aug. 1 and required surgery. He was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list with the hopes he would be able to...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers To Activate DL Glenn Dorsey, Place NT Ian Williams On I.R.

Update: The San Francisco have already announced the roster moves. The #49ers have activated DL Glenn Dorsey to the 53-man roster and placed NT Ian Williams on IR. pic.twitter.com/AirMOJS8RU — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 17, 2014 ———- 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh told reporters on Monday that they play to active DL Glenn Dorsey from the injured reserve list, per Janie...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers NT Ian Williams Will Miss “At Least A Month” With A Broken Leg

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, citing a league source, reports that 49ers NT Ian Williams is out indefinitely with a broken leg. According to Getlin, Williams will not require surgery on his leg injury, but the overall expectation is that he will miss “at least a month.” Head coach Jim Harbaugh mentioned after Sunday’s win over the Saints that Williams had a leg fracture...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Jets, & Seahawks

  49ers HC Jim Harbaugh confirmed that DT Ian Williams has a small fracture in lower leg. Cardinals Josh Weinfuss believes the Cardinals could look for a complementary back like Mark Ingram, Ryan Mathews, or Darren McFadden in free agent. DE Matt Shaughnessy (short-term injured reserve) appears to be making progress from his knee injury. He’ll be eligible to return...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury Notes: Week 10

Here’s a running list of injury notes from Week 10’s games. 49ers WR Bruce Ellington was carted off the field during Sunday’s game with what appeared to be a leg injury. DL Ian Williams was carted also off the field and doctors were examining his ankle. Dolphins LT Branden Albert was carted off the field with what appears to be a knee injury. Lions G Larry Warford...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers sign defensive lineman Dorsey to extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Dorsey, 29, is sidelined with a torn left biceps muscle that required surgery. He was injured Aug. 1, but hasn't been ruled out for the season. He is expected to miss significant time after arriving for training camp as the projected...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers NT Williams taking steps toward return to field

  After three years and six NFL games, San Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams finally got his first pro start. It lasted less than a half. Williams earned the start on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 last year, the culmination of a training camp competition with veteran Glenn Dorsey. During the defense's second series, Williams sustained a fractured left ankle, the...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Williams Says He Still Has a ‘Mental Hurdle’ To Clear

Ian Williams is back. But as the nose tackle explained on Tuesday, there’s still plenty of work to be done. “I don’t really think I’m clear of that final hurdle yet. I’m still working, everyday just to get better. Push myself to see how far I can go. Better myself. That’s all I’m trying to do everyday.” On Monday, the San Francisco 49ers activated Williams off the...
Via BaySportsNet
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers' Ian Williams taking steps toward return

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) After three years and six NFL games, San Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams finally got his first pro start. It lasted less than a half. Williams earned the start on the road against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 last year, the culmination of a training camp competition with veteran Glenn Dorsey. During the defense's second series, Williams sustained a...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Update

Sean McMahon Ian Williams is back, Alex Boone trade talk is heating up, Tramaine Brock will miss Sunday's game against the Broncos, and a certain individual has gained 30-pounds since being drafted in May. Join me as I recap the most important stories coming out of Santa Clara. The post Training Camp Update appeared first on 49ersLife.com.
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Activate Ian Williams From PUP List

Ian Williams is back in the fold. According to a report on the team’s website, the nose tackle has been activated from the physically unable to perform list. The nose tackle hasn’t played since Week 2 of the 2013 season when he sustained a serious ankle injury after getting cut blocked in the game against the Seattle Sea Hawks. The road to recovery for the 6’1″, 305 pound...
Via BaySportsNet
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Activate NT Ian Williams From PUP List

  The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have activated NT Ian Williams from the active/PUP list, making him eligible to participate immediately. Williams, a fourth-year player out of Notre Dame, emerged as one of the biggest stories of 49ers’ camp in 2013, beating out NT Glenn Dorsey for the starting job. Unfortunately, Williams went down in week 2 with a season ending ankle...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Glenn Dorsey out for the year with a torn bicep

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey has been ruled out for the year 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 Last season, Dorsey recorded 41 combined total tackles and two sacks. With Ian Williams on the physically unable to play list, it seems as if nose tackles Quinton...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Defensive Line preview: Will the line continue to stop the run?

For the past three seasons, the San Francisco 49ers have ranked in the top 4 for the least amount of rushing yards per game by an opposing team. The 49ers have given up a total average of 89.13 yards per game in those three seasons, according to ESPN. That reason is mainly due to the fact that the opposing running backs cannot find an opening as they meet the wall of the 49ers defensive...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bills, Buccaneers, Falcons, Giants, Raiders, Redskins, Titans & Vikings

49ers LB NaVorro Bowman and NT Ian Williams will both be placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list. (CSN Bay Area) Bills The Bills have placed DT Marcell Dareus on the non-football injury list. (Mike Rodak) WR Mike Williams said he’s fully healthy to start training camp. (Buffalo News) Bills sign WR Tori Gurley and CB Kamaal McIlwain. (NFLTR) Buccaneers  Scott Reynolds...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers Ian Williams Trying ‘To Get Back to 100 percent’

Ian Williams still hasn’t watched the play that ended his season in Week 2 in Seattle. The San Francisco 49ers nose tackle suffered a broken fibula and severe ligament damage when he was cut-blocked by J.R. Sweezy back on September 15, and has slowly been working his way back ever since. “It feels good, just a little weak,” said Williams recently during the team’s organized...
Via BaySportsNet
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Could Field Trade Offers For NTs Glenn Dorsey Or Ian Williams?

  Matt Barrows of Sacramento Bee writes that the 49ers could consider fielding trade offers for one of their nose tackles – Glenn Dorsey or Ian Williams. Barrows points out that the 49ers only employ a nose tackle on around 40 percent of their defensive plays, but Dorsey and Williams are both starting-caliber players. On top of that, Barrows mentions that Quinton Dial has...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers can make a good situation better at DT

This year’s NFL draft could go down as one of the deepest ever for defensive tackles. From Daquan Jones, to Will Sutton and Louis Nix, the class of 2014 is loaded with big-bodied, agile space eaters who can clog running lanes, shed blocks and command double teams. Many of whom could be classified as pass rushers — a unicorn-like distinction. cover32′s Buck Stanton had the...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers using age to D-line’s advantage; should they get another piece in free agency?

A 3-4 defense asks a lot and rewards little for defensive linemen — their job is draw as many blockers as possible to free up space for the linebackers. With that in mind, the 49ers D-line had an excellent 2013 season. The commanding play by ends Justin Smith and Ray McDonald and backup nose tackle Glenn Dorsey, who filled in well for Ian Williams after he broke his leg in Week...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Final thoughts on 49ers’ ‘disappointing’ 2013 season

It’s Super Bowl week, and I still can’t believe the 49ers won’t be playing on Sunday. That alone is enough to make their 2013 feel like a disappointment. Which it certainly was. This team was good enough to be there. Despite all of the setbacks, be it the offseason injury to Michael Crabtree, the Week 2 loss of Ian Williams and Aldon Smith’s treatment for alcohol abuse, this...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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