49ers 53-man Roster Cuts

I was originally going to do this as an open thread as information came in, but I decided to instead wait until the deadline and all the news came out.  The 49ers had until 1pm today to cut down to the 53-man roster limit.

Released

Ashley Lelie
Moran Norris
Thomas Clayton
Dominique Zeigler
Cam Colvin
Jerard Rabb
Robert Ortiz
J.J. Finley
Brian De La Puente
Alan Reuber
Joe Toledo
Chris Patrick
Walter Curry
Atiyyah Ellison
LaJuan Ramsey
Louis Holmes
Larry Grant
Dennis Haley
Markus Curry
D.J. Parker
Ricky Schmitt

Injured Reserve

As was posted yesterday as a preliminary report, Jay Moore was officially placed on the IR list.  This is the second time in as many years Moore has been injured in the final game of the preseason and placed on injured reserve.  Last year it was a high ankle sprain.  Maiocco and Barrows seemed to think Moore would not make it through waivers to the practice squad if he had been healthy, so this might be a blessing in disguise.  Or, we could just be delaying the inevitable.  Either way he won't count against the 53-man roster so that's one man down.

It looks like this means Roderick Green made the roster.  Parys Haralson injured his shoulder last night, but Barrows reported he was told it was nothing to worry about.  I wouldn't be surprised if the keeping of Roderick Green was a bit of insurance, although he can bring a solid pass rush.

I'll have more thoughts later, but a few notables are not that surprising, including Ashley Lelie, Moran Norris and even Larry Grant.  Lelie and Norris are finished with the 49ers, but assuming he clears waivers, Grant will be on the practice squad.  One guy I don't expect to clear waivers again is Thomas Clayton.  I hope he does, but I'm not holding my breath.

EDITOR'S UPDATE 12:55pm: Also means they kept Marcus Hudson.  That gives them 11 DBs heading into the season.  Just liked him or plan going with a lot of nickel and dime defenses?

More to come later today.

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