I forgot to mention this yesterday, so here's a thread for a quick discussion of the first round of cuts that the 49ers made yesterday.
Tuesday August 28 is the mandatory date to be at 75 players. The 49ers waived nine players and put two on the IR yesterday:
IR: CJ Brewer and Melvin Oliver
Veteran Cuts: LB Roderick Green, WR Marcus Maxwell, K MacKenzie Hoambrecker, G Nick Steitz.
Rookie Cuts: P Ken Parrish, CB Sammy Joseph, FB Steve Dildine, WR Dominique Ziegler
Coach Nolan did have some specific comments about two of the cuts.
While I'm disappointed to see Maxwell get cut, I certainly can understand the numbers game. There really was no chance of him making this team unless he simply blew up in training camp. I guarantee he latches on with another team in THIS league (as opposed to the AFL or CFL).
As for Green? Well I thought he had a better chance than Maxwell to make the roster, but still not a big one. The numbers just were not in his favor.
Thoughts on the initial cuts?