Yesterday was the day that the bubble players fear most. The team went from 75 to 53. There weren't many surprises. Most of the surprises to make it were already presumed to be safe based on previous moves. Nate Stupar may be the biggest shock of all the final 53.
As for the cuts, Brian Jennings, 13-year veteran and lifelong 49er was released in favor of undrafted rookie long snapper Kevin McDermott. He's been with us through thick and thin and is truly a class act. Others cut who had decent preseasons were Chad Hall and Lavelle Hawkins at receiver and Jewel Hampton at running back. Austin Collie, whom many had tabbed to make the grade at receiver after his signing (myself included) was cut.
And time for some links...
Roster Cuts to 53
Cam Inman gets the honors of providing you with the full list of who's been cut. There weren't many surprises, other than the cutting of Jennings. There are some surprises on the final roster, B.J. Daniels for one, but we knew they were making it before today. | 49ers cut day: who's been released? (full list) (Inman)
49ers.com has a little bit of info on six of the guys who made the team who were most on the bubble. Nate Stupar, B.J. Daniels and Kevin McDermott are among them. | Six 49ers No Longer on 'Bubble' (49ers.com)
49ers Trim Roster to 53 (49ers.com)
Harbaugh: 49ers Earned Roster Spots (49ers.com)
Christian Gin takes a look at the 53-man roster and the implications of the various moves. He gives analysis at each position group. | Breaking down the 49ers 53-man roster (Gin)
Matt Barrows takes a look at the wide receiver position. How it would look when the regular season begins was one of the biggest talking points of the offseason. I'm ok with where it's at. | And then there were five: 49ers WR corps takes shape after team cuts Collie, others (Barrows)
Cam Inman gives you his thoughts on the 49ers final cuts. We'll see who gets picked up in the next couple of days. Lavelle Hawkins was a player who made a late push for a roster spot, but ultimately came up short. | Jennings and Hawkins among cuts, Daniels earns No. 3 QB job, Cam Johnson's finale nets roster spot (Inman)
And don't forget, that with so many guys on the various injury lists and Demarcus Dobbs suspended for Week 1, this roster will be undergoing a makeover sometime during the season. | 49ers' initial 53-man roster could undergo major makeover (Branch)
Take some time to read a few of these links on Jennings. He's been with us for some time. It will be sad to see him go, but long snapper is always a position that could looked to be replaced. | What set apart the 49ers' Brian Jennings (Sando)
Jennings Says Goodbye to 49ers (49ers.com)
Rumor has it that the 49ers are going to sign Oweb Marecic. He's an ex-player of Harbaugh's from Stanford. He can do it all. He didn't play particularly well for the Browns, so I'm not sure what the 49ers are expecting from him. But Harbaugh reportedly loves him. | Report: 49ers will sign a Harbaugh favorite in FB Marecic (Branch)
Pro Football Focus gives us their take on Thursday's demolishing of the San Diego Chargers. Cam Johnson was the player of the game, and with good reason. I hadn't been impressed by him through the first three weeks of the preseason, but he's definitely earned his spot. | ReFo: SF @ SD, Preseason WK 4 (PFF)
It's good to see the Packers have learned something important from the Seattle Seahawks. | Scott Tolzien will sign with Packers (49erswebzone)
How do you feel about the wide receiver position? Who would you rather have seen kept?
What does the Owen Marecic move mean for the roster?
Anyone you feel that was robbed of a spot?
Who will be the first cut when someone comes off of one of these lists?
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