The San Francisco 49ers have not announced roster moves today, but the news and rumors have been flying fast and furious thanks to the power of Twitter. The beat writers have been hitting their sources for information, but we've also seen players and agents tweeting out news as well. The information can only hide for so long!
I've posted the expected practice squad based on the tweets so far. Some players that will not be on the practice squad include Chris Owusu (signed with Chargers PS per Matt Maiocco), Konrad Reuland (claimed by Jets off waivers per Eric Branch) and Mike Person (claimed by Colts off waivers per Maiocco). While it would have been nice to keep guys liket Reuland and Person on the practice squad, this is big news for them as it means they will join a 53-man roster instead of a practice squad.
The most pertinent news for the 49ers 53-man roster is that Kenny Wiggins could prove to be the potential injury replacement if Joe Staley or Anthony Davis suffers an injury that costs them a start. Alex Boone is currently the starting right guard and backup tackle. He could swing over in case of in-game injury, but the team would need added depth if any injury was more substantial.
We'll keep updating the info and have the full practice squad once it's officially announced. Also, Coach Harbaugh is slated to speak with the media around 3pm PT, so we'll have an open thread for that. After the jump I've posted the expected practice squad and current 53-man roster. In the meantime, if you are catching college football, I've posted an open thread with a rundown of games where some 49ers scouts are planning to attend.
Expected Practice Squad
LB Michael Wilhoite (Agent)
WR Nathan Palmer (Barrows)
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie (Barrows)
OL Al Netter (Branch)
S Michael Thomas (Barrows)
OT Kenny Wiggins (@KennyWiggins6)
QB (3): Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Scott Tolzien
RB (5): Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James, Brandon Jacobs, Anthony Dixon
FB (1): Bruce Miller
WR (6): Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, Kyle Williams, A.J. Jenkins, Ted Ginn Jr.
TE (3): Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker, Garrett Celek
OT (2): Joe Staley, Anthony Davis
OG (4): Mike Iupati, Alex Boone, Leonard Davis, Joe Looney
C (2): Jonathan Goodwin, Daniel Kilgore
DE (4): Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Demarcus Dobbs, Will Tukuafu
NT (3): Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky Jean Francois, Ian Williams
OLB (3): Ahmad Brooks, Aldon Smith, Parys Haralson
ILB (4): Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Larry Grant, Tavares Gooden
FS (2): Dashon Goldson, Trenton Robinson
SS (3): Donte Whitner, C.J. Spillman, Darcel McBath
CB (5): Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver, Perrish Cox, Tramaine Brock
K (1): David Akers
P (1): Andy Lee
LOS (1): Brian Jennings