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NFL roundup: 49ers' Dorsey expected to miss season

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey has a torn left biceps and may be out for the season.

Dorsey was injured during practice on Friday. After he was looked at by trainers, he left the field. He is scheduled to have surgery.

Dorsey is entering his second season with the 49ers. Coach Jim Harbaugh praised him for how much he has contributed to the team's defensive line.

"It's been A-plus, plus," Harbaugh said Friday. "What a great thing having him last year. Fit in so seamlessly with that group of talented defensive lineman. Was a great contributor, a starter for us. Known friend and trusted agent. Just thank him for being good, thank him for being who he is and how he goes about his job. He's a team guy all the way."

Dorsey, 29, had 41 tackles and two sacks last season with the 49ers. He spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

---Next Friday's scheduled joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium was canceled due to rules in the NFL's collective bargaining agreement. The CBA limits the number of consecutive days a team can practice or participate in football activities during training camp. The decision was made because of the 49ers' practice/travel schedule leading up to next Thursday's preseason opener.

---New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees missed Saturday's scrimmage because of a strained left oblique, according to NOLA.com.

Coach Sean Payton said Brees is day to day and the team would monitor the injury. Brees was injured during practice Friday morning.

Backup quarterbacks Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin shared first-team reps Saturday.

---Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo did not practice Saturday afternoon as the team continues to be cautious while he recovers from back surgery.

Romo said earlier in the week that he might not play in the Cowboys' preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers next Thursday. However, he does expect to see some action in exhibition games as he prepares for the season opener on Sept. 7 against the San Francisco 49ers.

In other news, the Cowboys signed defensive end Kenneth Boatright to a two-year contract. Boatright signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Southern Illinois in 2013. He was cut by Seattle on June 14.

---Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry is expected to miss a few days of practice with a right heel injury.

Berry sustained the injury Thursday and missed practice Friday.

The team signed safety Steve Gregory.

Berry's injury is minor but safety Sanders Commings will eventually be placed on injured reserve after fracturing an ankle that required surgery Thursday.

---The New England Patriots released rookie wide receiver Cole Stanford on Saturday.

Stanford was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Cal Poly last Sunday.

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