49ers waive OT Luke Marquardt, per Matt Barrows

Thearon W. Henderson

The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly waived offensive tackle Luke Marquardt. We break down what it means for the roster, and the rest of rookie minicamp.

Fooch's Update: Barrows has an update

The San Francisco 49ers reportedly made a roster move Friday afternoon, waiving offensive tackle Luke Marquardt. Matt Barrows was the first to report on it, and Matt Maiocco has since followed up on it. The 49ers had a full 90-man roster before this move (which they have not officially announced), so this will open up a roster spot.

The 49ers signed Marquardt as an undrafted free agent last season. He spent the season on the Non-Football Injury list while he rehabbed a foot injury suffered his senior year at Division II Azusa Pacific. Maiocco reported that Marquardt had been a full participant in the offseason workout program thus far, but Barrows said it appeared Marquardt was not on hand for the first day of the rookie minicamp (for which he was eligible).

Marquardt seemed like a guy with a mass of potential that would at the very least be an interesting practice squad candidate. The leap from D-2 is not easy, but Mike Solari is a very solid offensive line coach. Considering Marquardt was reportedly participating with everybody else in the offseason workout program, I'm not entirely sure what the reasoning would be to release him.

The 49ers are into day two of their rookie minicamp, and with Marquardt apparently not around, the depth chart looks like this:

QBKory Faulkner
RB: Marcus LattimoreCarlos Hyde, Anthony Wilkerson, Stanford (tryout)
FBTrey Millard (ACL injury), Patrick Su'a, Fresno State (tryout)
WRBruce Ellington, Chuck Jacobs, Jerry Rice, Jr., UNLV (tryout), Kevin Cummings, Oregon State (tryout)
TEAsante Cleveland, Taylor Sloat UC Davis  (tryout), Kevin Greene, USC (tryout), Kane Friel, BYU (tryout)
OLMarcus Martin, Carter Bykowski, Al NetterDillon Farrell, Fouimalo Fonoti, Brandon Thomas (ACL injury) 
DL: Mike PurcellKaleb Ramsey, Viliami Moala, Cal (tryout)
OLB Aaron LynchMorgan BreslinChase Thomas, Stanford (tryout), Colin Kelly, UC Davis (tryout)
ILBChris BorlandShayne Skov
CBDontae JohnsonKenneth AckerKeith Reaser (ACL injury), Drayton Allen-Calhoun, Middle Tennessee State  (tryout)
S: L.J. McCray, A.J. Highsmith, Miami (FL) (tryout), Courtney Avery, Michigan (tryout)
DBJimmie Ward (foot injury)
LS: Jimmy Davenport, Faulkner (tryout)
P/K: Colton Schmidt

From this group, the tryout candidates include the following players. An open roster spot could mean a contract for one of these guys, although my guess is the earliest the 49ers would fill the roster spot is at the end of the minicamp. It wraps up tomorrow.

RB Anthony Wilkerson
FB Patrick Su’a

WR Kevin Cummings
WR Jerry Rice Jr.

TE Kane Friel
TE Kevin Greene
TE Taylor Sloat

NT Viliami Moala

LB Colin Kelly
LB Chase Thomas

CB Drayton Allen-Calhoun
CB Cameron Fuller

S Courtney Avery
S A.J. Highsmith 

LS Jimmy Davenport

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