Since the last thread is filling up and we're still waiting for the final official roster cuts, I thought it was time for a new thread. The most recent news indicates the 49ers have reportedly informed nose tackle Ian Williams that he will make the 53-man roster. Most of us were projecting it, but there were still some question marks as to his chances.
The big issue is using a roster spot on what some would construe as a developmental guy. Williams was high on the list of undrafted free agents, but even still, the 49ers nose tackle options at this point would seem to start with Isaac Sopoaga and then potentially move to Ricky Jean Francois before Williams would even see the field. RJF moves around between nose tackle and defensive end, so Williams does provide one more option at nose tackle. My guess is they figured Williams would probably not clear waivers so they're willing to use one of their seven inactive spots on game day for the Notre Dame nose tackle.
We'll have more news as the cuts come in. The most prominent reported cuts thus far are Josh McCown and Dominique Zeigler. The team also has reportedly cut S Chris Maragos, WR Chris Hogan and WR Joe Hastings.