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49ERS Acquire Trent Dilfer From The Browns

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by PackerLegend, May 5, 2006.

  1. PackerLegend

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    SANTA CLARA, California (Ticker) - The San Francisco 49ers have found their backup quarterback.

    The 49ers on Thursday night acquired veteran Trent Dilfer from the Cleveland Browns for quarterback Ken Dorsey and an undisclosed 2007 draft pick.

    In San Francisco, Dilfer will serve as backup to Alex Smith, the No. 1 pick from last season's draft. The Niners used Dorsey and Cody Pickett at quarterback when Smith was sidelined with a knee injury last season.

    "Trent was a player we had interest in last season," Niners coach Mike Nolan said. "We were looking for a veteran quarterback with experience that could help mentor Alex Smith. Trent fits the bill on both counts and we are excited to have him with the 49ers."

    A 13-year veteran, Dilfer is joining his fifth team. He helped guide the Baltimore Ravens to a the Super Bowl title in 2001.


    Dilfer, 34, has thrown for 19,352 yards with 106 touchdowns and 117 interceptions in 107 career games.

    In two seasons, Dorsey has played in 12 games, completing just over 54 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
     
  2. rabidgopher04

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    He sure has moved around a lot.
     
  3. Bobby Roberts

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    A career backup with a lot of experience still has a lot of value in this league. You can't just teach the amount of experience he has.

    Right now I think he's about equal to Brad Johnson for Minny -- won't win the game by himself, but he won't lose it either.
     
  4. PackerLegend

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    the 49ers gave Ken Dorsey and a 7th round pick next year
     

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