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Golden Nuggets: 49ers cut roster down to 75

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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Good morning everyone. Yesterday the 49ers cut the roster down to the 75 that are required at this point in the cut down process. They'll play against the Texans on Thursday with this roster before cutting down to the final 53 on Saturday. In order to get down to 75, some tough cuts needed to be made, and injured players were put in their proper designations. For the second year in a row, Sacramento State was disrespected by the 49ers when McLeod Bethel-Thompson (AKA McBLT) was one of the cuts.  I have to say, as someone who considers the fine institution practically a home away from home, the 49ers are walking on thin ice. If they keep up this self destructive path, they'll only get about six or seven more chances from me before I start to get offended.

In a bit of good news, Marcus Martin is "only" going to be out 8 weeks with a dislocated knee. Eight weeks is a tough pill to swallow, but normally when a player goes down like he did, an ACL is what we fear. A dislocated knee is definitely a step up from a torn ACL. Still, the offensive line was pretty much awful when the starters for both sides were in. Mike Iupati got his lunch money taken by Corey Liuget, and Anthony Davis still hasn't played at all. Obviously Alex Boone would be a welcome addition at this point, but I have to agree with Fooch on something he said during the game. Corey Liuget makes LG Mike Iupati hit himself with his own fists and RG Alex Boone is going to make all the difference in the world? I don't think so. Anyways, I really couldn't care less about the outcome of a preseason game. Last week, I even advocated for trying to set an all time record for getting blown out in the preseason. It's probably a little late now, but the reactions it would have gotten would have been hilarious. Now lets get to those links.

Seven 49ers who could’ve performed better against the Chargers (BASG)

ReFo: Chargers @ 49ers, Preseason Week 3 (PFF)

McDonald has improved for the 49ers on offense (Gin)

49ers preseason grades vs. Chargers (Gin)

49ers trim roster to 75 players; place Lattimore on Non-football injury list (Gin)

San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis (ESPN)

Harbaugh: Johnson fits into 49ers' 53-man roster (Maiocco)

Bowman, Lattimore among 49ers' roster moves (Maiocco)

49ers waive QB Bethel-Thompson, WR Wiley to reach 75-man limit (Barrows)

Monday notes: WR Stevie Johnson locking up spot; James praised; McDonald healthy; Wilhoite excited (Inman)

Ten 49ers points: Patton gets important time over Johnson (Maiocco)

It’s official: Lattimore, Bowman will be sidelined for at least 6 games (Branch)

Roster down to 75: Bowman, Lattimore remain on injury lists; Hampton, Bethel-Thompson among cuts (Inman)

Report: Marcus Martin to miss eight weeks (Gin)

Martin's knee injury not an ACL tear (ESPN)

Harbaugh: Marcus Martin did not sustain season-ending knee injury (Inman)

Harbaugh: 49ers' Martin avoids season-ending knee injury (Maiocco)

49ers vs. Chargers film review: The struggles of Iupati (Gin)

49ers' Iupati: 'I didn't play my game' (Maiocco)

Still smiling: Iupati not worried about subpar performance (Barrows)

Offensive line update: Iupati not worried about pass-protection woes; Kilgore ready for starting job (Inman)

Marcus Lattimore expects to begin season on injury list (Barrows)