Fooch's Update: We have moved our updates to a new thread
Today marks the deadline for the San Francisco 49ers to cut down to their 53-man roster. They cut from 90 to 75 on Monday, and now have to make the final moves to get to 53 players. A lot of teams have handled their final roster cuts. The 49ers had to wait for the Aldon Smith suspension news, but it is also safe to say they have been talking with teams about potential trades. The 49ers have a lot of back-end talent that will not make the roster, but will help plenty of other teams.
Cuts and Updates
[10:02 a.m. PT] - Al Netter cut.
Source: #49ers have released G Al Netter.— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) August 30, 2014
[9:55 a.m. PT] - Will Tukuafu gets cut.
Source: #49ers have released FB Will Tukuafu.— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) August 30, 2014
[9:51 a.m. PT] - Michael Philipp is a potential practice squad candidate, particularly if Carter Bykowski is claimed.
[9:45 a.m. PT] - This is not a surprise. The 49ers could try and bring back Osgood after Week 1 when his salary is no longer guaranteed.
The #49ers are releasing special teams ace Kassim Osgood, per a league source.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) August 30, 2014
[9:41 a.m. PT] - We have our first upsets of the day with Kyle Nelson winning the long snapper job, and C.J. Spillman was cut.
Longsnapper switcheroo: #49ers cut Kevin McDermott and keep Kyle Nelson.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 30, 2014
#49ers also have cut long-time special teams ace C.J. Spillman, who did not have a great preseason.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 30, 2014
[9:23 a.m. PT] - The 49ers have cut Mike Purcell.
The #49ers waived NT Mike Purcell, who probably ought to win their offseason iron man award. There's a desire to get him on the psquad.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 30, 2014
[9:19 a.m. PT] - The 49ers have cut Asante Cleveland.
Source: #49ers have cut TE Asante Cleveland.— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) August 30, 2014
[9:19 a.m. PT] - The 49ers have cut Shayne Skov.
Former Stanford LB Shayne Skov has been waived by the #49ers, according to a league source.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 30, 2014
[9:10 a.m. PT] - The 49ers have cut Carter Bykowski. He retains practice squad eligibility, but could be claimed off waivers.
The #49ers have cut OT Carter Bykowski, a seventh-round pick in 2013 who played very well in exhibition season. His options are wide open.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 30, 2014
[9:02 a.m. PT] - Glenn Winston reportedly cut, but hopes of getting him back.
Source: The #49ers cut RB Glenn Winston. They’re hoping he clears waivers, so they can bring him back to practice squad.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 30, 2014
With 32 teams cutting approximately 23 players apiece, there will be over 700 players hitting the market. Most of them will go through the waiver wire process, while plenty of vested veterans will be immediately free to sign with another team. This means that even though teams will cut down to 53 players, that will not necessarily be their final 53-man roster heading into Week 1.
The waiver wire order is currently based on draft rankings. That will change in a few weeks to order of record, but for now, the Houston Texans hold the No. 1 waiver spot, and the 49ers hold the No. 30 waiver spot. Given that the 49ers and Texans played two days ago, how many 49ers do you think they claim after final cuts? Waivers will run on Sunday at 9 a.m. PT, after which we'll find out which players are available to join the 49ers practice squad.
Here is the 49ers full roster. As transactions happen today, we will update this. The 49ers will get a roster exemption for Aldon Smith during his 9-week suspension, so I have crossed him off. The 49ers will announce that later today, but tentatively that puts the team at 74 players.
Seven players have been crossed off that are on in-season injury lists. They are:
PUP: NaVorro Bowman, Garrett Celek, Kaleb Ramsey
NFI: Marcus Lattimore, Trey Millard, Keith Reaser, Brandon Thomas
Suspended: Aldon Smith
Holdout: Alex Boone
IR: Kendall Hunter
|QB Colin Kaepernick
QB Blaine Gabbert
QB Josh Johnson
RB Frank Gore
RB LaMichael James
RB Carlos Hyde
RB Alfonso Smith
FB Bruce Miller
WR Michael Crabtree
WR Anquan Boldin
WR Quinton Patton
WR Brandon Lloyd
WR Stevie Johnson
WR Bruce Ellington
WR L'Damian Washington
WR Lance Lewis
|TE Vernon Davis
TE Vance McDonald
TE Derek Carrier
OT Joe Staley
OT Anthony Davis
OT Jonathan Martin
OG Mike Iupati
OG Adam Snyder
OG Joe Looney
OG Ryan Seymour
C Daniel Kilgore
C Marcus Martin
C Dillon Farrell
DL Justin Smith
CB Tramaine Brock
DB Jimmie Ward
S Eric Reid