One day after dealing quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City, the San Francisco 49ers signed a free agent from the Chiefs.
Defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey landed a two-year contract with San Francisco. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
"I was excited, man," Dorsey said on a conference call. "I really look forward to the opportunity. I got the call from my agent, and I hopped on a flight first thing.
"The way they play, the passion for the game, the success they had. Everyone can see they have a winning formula. I'm excited to get an opportunity to be a part of that."
San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement, "We are very pleased to add Glenn to our team. Glenn brings great versatility to our defensive front, and we look forward to his contributions on the field and in the community."
Dorsey, the fifth overall pick of the 2008 draft, started 65 games in five seasons with the Chiefs. He played in only four games in 2012 after suffering a calf injury.
The Chiefs had worked to re-sign the 28-year-old veteran but couldn't come to terms.
Dorsey could help San Francisco compensate for the loss of nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, who signed Tuesday with the Philadelphia Eagles.