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NFL roster cuts: 49ers waive two, place eight others on regular season injury lists

The 49ers have cut down to 74 players by various injury designations. We break down the moves on cut-down day.

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The San Francisco 49ers have gotten their roster down to under the 75-man limit with the help of numerous injured players. The team waived/injured defensive tackles Lawrence Okoye and Lamar Divens. They also placed DT Cornellius Carradine, DT Quinton Dial, RB Marcus Lattimore, OT Luke Marquardt and CB Eric Wright on the Reserve/NFI list. Finally, they placed WRs Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham on the Reserve/PUP and moved Chris Culliver to the Injured Reserve list.

In making these moves, the 49ers did not have to cut any additional players. For some reason I was under the impression that these players counted against the 75-man roster limit, but by switching those seven over to Reserve/PUP and Reserve/NFI, it removes their active status entirely. Previously they were listed as Active/PUP and Active/NFI.

You can read more about the PUP and NFI designations as described by socalisteph earlier this offseason. The most pertinent detail is that none of the PUP or NFI players can be activated through the first six weeks of the season. The NFL rules allow them to be activated as late as Week 15, so the 49ers have some time to work with for now.

None of these moves is surprising. A team could decide to claim Lawrence Okoye off waivers, but more than likely he will clear waivers. The 49ers could then place him on their Injured Reserve if they wanted. We could find out as soon as tomorrow afternoon what his status will be for the coming season.

Players currently on roster: 74
QB Colin Kaepernick
QB Colt McCoy
QB B.J. Daniels
QB Seneca Wallace
QB Scott Tolzien

RB Frank Gore
RB Kendall Hunter
RB LaMichael James
RB Jewel Hampton
RB Marcus Lattimore
RB D.J. Harper

FB Bruce Miller
FB Anthony Dixon
FB Jason Schepler

WR Anquan Boldin
WR Marlon Moore
WR Quinton Patton
WR Kyle Williams
WR Jon Baldwin
WR Austin Collie
WR Lavelle Hawkins
WR Chad Hall
WR Kassim Osgood
WR Chuck Jacobs
WR Michael Crabtree
WR Mario Manningham
TE Vernon Davis
TE Vance McDonald
TE Garrett Celek
TE MarQueis Gray

OT Joe Staley
OT Anthony Davis
OT Carter Bykowski
OT Kenny Wiggins
OT Patrick Omameh
OT Luke Marquardt

OG Alex Boone
OG Mike Iupati
OG Adam Snyder
OG Joe Looney
OG Wayne Tribue
OG Al Netter

C Jonathan Goodwin
C Daniel Kilgore
DL Justin Smith
DL Ray McDonald
DL Ian Williams
DL Glenn Dorsey
DL Will Tukuafu
DL Cornellius Carradine
DL Quinton Dial
DL Demarcus Dobbs
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie
DL Lawrence Okoye
DL Lamar Divens
DL Mike Purcell

LB Patrick Willis
LB NaVorro Bowman
LB Michael Wilhoite
LB Nick Moody
LB Nate Stupar
LB Travis Johnson
LB Aldon Smith
LB Ahmad Brooks
LB Parys Haralson
LB Corey Lemonier
LB Dan Skuta
LB Cam Johnson
LB Joe Holland
CB Carlos Rogers
CB Tarell Brown
CB Chris Culliver
CB Tramaine Brock
CB Nnamdi Asomugha
CB Perrish Cox
CB Marcus Cooper
CB Darryl Morris
CB Eric Wright

S Donte Whitner
S Craig Dahl
S Eric Reid
S C.J. Spillman
S Trenton Robinson
S Raymond Ventrone
S Michael Thomas

K Phil Dawson

P Andy Lee
P Colton Schmidt

LS Brian Jennings
LS Kevin McDermott

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