The San Francisco have already announced the roster moves.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 17, 2014
It seemed like San Francisco was going to activate Dorsey this past weekend, but they wound up keeping him on injured reserve and activated OLB Aldon Smith instead.
Dorsey unfortunately suffered a torn bicep a few months ago, which led to him missing the first 11 weeks of the season.
That didn’t prevent the 49ers from sign him to a two-year contract extension just a few weeks later. Dorsey managed to secure a deal that will pay him a total value of close $11 million and includes $2.6 million guaranteed.
Dorsey’s new contract includes a $250,000 bonus for each Pro Bowl selection and incentives that could escalate to $500,000 if he plays over 65 percent of the defensive snaps in a season.
Last year, Dorsey appeared in all 16 games for the 49ers and recorded 41 tackles and two sacks. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 23 defensive tackle in the league and a particularly stout run-defender.
Williams, 25, suffered a small fracture in his lower leg during Week 10’s game against the Saints. He’s currently in the second-year of his three-year, $3.755 million contract and will make a base salary of $1 million for the 2015 season.
Williams’ 2014 season ends with him recording 22 tackles, one sack and a pass defense over the course of nine games.