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49ers waive Brandon Carswell, open up roster spot

The 49ers waived an injured Brandon Carswell, a week after signing him. That was quick.

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have waived wide receiver Brandon Carswell. The 49ers signed Carswell a week ago to add some wide receiver depth at the bottom of the depth chart. Unfortunately, Carswell tore his ACL in his first practice with the team. Carswell will likely clear waivers, after which he can either revert to the 49ers injured reserve list, or receive an injury settlement. The latter would allow the two sides to go their separate ways.

This roster move leaves the 49ers one player short of the maximum 90 allowed. The 49ers brought in Austin Collie for a workout, but there is no word yet if that is going anywhere. The 49ers have a little over five weeks until training camp gets going. I would not be surprised to see them bring in a camp leg to spell Phil Dawson during training camp. He needs to get his work in at Candlestick to get used to the winds, but otherwise, as a veteran it makes sense to find somebody to help save his leg for the start of the season.

Here is the 49ers current 89-man roster:

Quarterback (4): B.J. Daniels, Colin Kaepernick, Colt McCoy, Scott Tolzien

Running Back (10): Anthony Dixon, Frank Gore, MarQueis Gray, Jewel Hampton,D.J. Harper, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James, Marcus Lattimore, Bruce Miller (FB), Jason Schepler (FB)

Wide Receiver (11): Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree, Chad Hall, Chuck Jacobs, A.J. Jenkins, Ricardo Lockette, Mario Manningham, Marlon Moore, Kassim Osgood, Quinton Patton, Kyle Williams

Tight End (3): Garrett Celek, Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald

Offensive Tackle (5): Carter Bykowski, Anthony Davis, Luke Marquardt, Joe Staley,Kenny Wiggins

Offensive Guard (8): Alex Boone, Mike Iupati, Daniel Kilgore, Joe Looney, Al Netter, Parick Omameh, Adam Snyder, Wayne Tribue

Center (2): Jonathan Goodwin, Sherman Carter

Defensive Line (12): Cornellius Carradine, Lamar Divens, Demarcus Dobbs, Glenn Dorsey, Quinton Dial, Tony Jerod-Eddie, Ray McDonald, Lawrence Okoye, Mike Purcell, Justin Smith, Will Tukuafu, Ian Williams

Outside Linebacker (6): Ahmad Brooks, Darius Fleming, Parys Haralson, Cam Johnson, Corey Lemonier, Aldon Smith

Inside Linebacker (6): NaVorro Bowman, Nick Moody, Dan Skuta, Michael Wilhoite,Patrick Willis, Nate Stupar

Cornerback (9): Nnamdi Asomugha, Tramaine Brock, Tarell Brown, Marcus Cooper,Perrish Cox, Chris Culliver, Darryl Morris, Carlos Rogers, Lowell Rose

Safety (8): Darcel McBath, Eric Reid, Trenton Robinson, C.J. Spillman, Donte Whitner, Craig Dahl, Michael Thomas, Raymond Ventrone

Kicker (1): Phil Dawson

Punter (1): Andy Lee

Long Snapper (3): Brian Jennings, Kevin McDermott, Kyle Nelson