49ers 2010 NFL Roster Cuts: Team reaches 53-man limit

The 49ers made their roster cuts and there's a good deal to discuss. There's a few things of specific note, but first let me go ahead and list the final cuts, with a thanks to Matt Barrows of the Sac Bee for being on top of everything today. You can follow him on Twitter @mattbarrows.


QB Jarrett Brown
RB Michael Robinson
FB Brit Miller
FB Jehuu Caulcrick
TE Tony Curtis
TE Joe Jon Finley
WR Jason Hill
WR Bobby Guillory
WR Kevin Jurovich
OT Matt Kopa
OG Brian de la Puente
C Cody Wallace
DL Khalif Mitchell
DE Will Tukuafu
DT Derek Walker
LB Bruce Davis
LB Keaton Kristick
LB Matt Wilhelm
LB Mike Balogun
CB Karl Paymah
S Chris Maragos
K Shane Andrus

Surprising cuts to me would be LB Matt Wilhelm, RB Michael Robinson and CB Karl Paymah. Cutting Wilhelm leaves the team with three inside linebackers by my count, so surely they have their eye on the waiver wire. Robinson, we all know how I feel about that one, but I am thinking that special teams will be fine this year, just a bit skeptical at the moment. One has to wonder if it will always be this stop-gap now, because the studs on ST this year will surely be starters next year. Paymah, I didn't like, but I honestly resigned myself to thinking he'd be in.

Make the jump for the 53-man roster as it stands now.

Quarterbacks (3) Alex Smith, David Carr, Nate Davis
Running Backs (3) Frank Gore, Brian Westbrook, Anthony Dixon
Fullbacks (1) Moran Norris
Tight Ends (3) Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, Nate Byham
Wide Receivers (5) Michael Crabtree, Josh Morgan, Ted Ginn, Dominique Zeigler, Kyle Williams
Offensive Line (10) Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Eric Heitmann, Chilo Rachal, Anthony Davis, Barry Sims, David Baas, Tony Wragge, Adam Snyder, Alex Boone

Defensive Line (6) Isaac Sopoaga, Aubrayo Franklin, Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean Francois, Demetric Evans
Inside Linebackers (3) Patrick Willis, Takeo Spikes, NaVorro Bowman
Outside Linebackers (5) Parys Haralson, Manny Lawson, Ahmad Brooks, Diyral Briggs, Travis LaBoy
Cornerbacks (6) Nate Clements, Shawntae Spencer, Tarrell Brown, Will James, Phillip Adams, Tramaine Brock
Safeties (5) Dashon Goldson, Michael Lewis, Taylor Mays, Reggie Smith, Curtis Taylor

Specialists (3) Joe Nedney, Andy Lee, Brian Jennings

I imagine we'll see some more moves, I doubt the team sticks with three inside linebackers, so we'll see what happens on that front. One has to wonder who of this group is not safe. One thing we can probably count on is OL Tony Wragge being cut at some point around week three when Eric Heitmann is coming around. Could the team go with three inside until then? It will be interesting to find out.

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