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Tracking 49ers roster cuts 2014: Special teams players have been the big casualties thus far

The San Francisco 49ers have begun their roster cuts, closing in on the 53-man roster. We will continue to update this as more news breaks.

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The San Francisco 49ers began their roster cuts, and we have reached a bit of a lull. The other thread filled up pretty quickly, so here is a new thread, which will likely take us to the end of the 49ers roster cuts. The team has to have their 53-man roster set by 1 p.m. PT today. They can make changes after that, but they can never go over the 53-man limit.

Cuts and Updates

[1:18 p.m. PT] - Lawrence Okoye cut.

[12:14 p.m. PT] - Bubba Ventrone has been cut.

[11:46 a.m. PT] - Not a shock, but definitely a surprise. This would seem to open the door for Dillon Farrell.

[11:37 a.m. PT] - Alfonso Smith gets cut.

[11:19 a.m. PT] - Ryan Seymour cut.

I tracked the first 12 moves of the day in this thread, and we'll update the remaining 10 moves here. The 49ers have not officially announced any of these moves, but instead will announce them all at once, probably around 1 p.m. PT. For now, technically these are just reports, but more than likely they will all prove true.

The biggest moves thus far have involved special teams players. C.J. Spillman, Kassim Osgood and Kevin McDermott were early cuts. Osgood could end up returning to the team following Week 1, when his salary will no longer be guaranteed. It would not surprise me to see Spillman find work elsewhere. He struggled this preseason, but he can still contribute on special teams. McDermott was a surprise given his strong work last season. However, with Derek Carrier dealing with an injury, it is possible the 49ers wanted to versatility Nelson brings as an emergency tight end.

Here is the full list of cuts. Further down I have the full roster listed:

T Carter Bykowski
TE Asante Cleveland
LS Kevin McDermott
G Al Netter
WR Kassim Osgood
OL Michael Philipp
NT Mike Purcell
LB Shayne Skov
S C.J. Spillman
FB Will Tukuafu
RB Glenn Winston

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

Players currently on roster: 58
QB Colin Kaepernick
QB Blaine Gabbert
QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
QB Josh Johnson

RB Frank Gore
RB LaMichael James
RB Jewel Hampton
RB Marcus Lattimore
RB Kendall Hunter
RB Carlos Hyde
RB Alfonso Smith
RB Glenn Winston

FB Bruce Miller
FB Will Tukuafu
FB Trey Millard

WR Michael Crabtree
WR Anquan Boldin
WR Quinton Patton
WR Brandon Lloyd
WR Stevie Johnson
WR Bruce Ellington
WR Kassim Osgood
WR David Reed
WR Devon Wylie
WR L'Damian Washington
WR Lance Lewis
TE Vernon Davis
TE Vance McDonald
TE Garrett Celek
TE Derek Carrier
TE Asante Cleveland
TE Kevin Greene

OT Joe Staley
OT Anthony Davis
OT Carter Bykowski
OT Jonathan Martin
OT Michael Philipp

OG Mike Iupati
OG Alex Boone
OG Adam Snyder
OG Joe Looney
OG Al Netter
OG Ryan Seymour
OG Brandon Thomas

C Daniel Kilgore
C Marcus Martin
C Dillon Farrell

DL Justin Smith
DL Ray McDonald
DL Ian Williams
DL Glenn Dorsey
DL Tank Carradine
DL Quinton Dial
DL Demarcus Dobbs
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie
DL Lawrence Okoye
DL Mike Purcell
DL Kaleb Ramsey

ILB Patrick Willis
ILB NaVorro Bowman
ILB Michael Wilhoite
ILB Nick Moody
ILB Chris Borland
ILB Shayne Skov
ILB Kion Wilson

OLB Aldon Smith
OLB Ahmad Brooks
OLB Corey Lemonier
OLB Dan Skuta
OLB Aaron Lynch
OLB Chase Thomas

CB Tramaine Brock
CB Chris Culliver
CB Perrish Cox
CB Darryl Morris
CB Chris Cook
CB Dontae Johnson
CB Keith Reaser
CB Kenneth Acker

DB Jimmie Ward

S Eric Reid
S Antoine Bethea
S Craig Dahl
S C.J. Spillman
S Raymond Ventrone
S D.J. Campbell
S James McCray

K Phil Dawson

P Andy Lee
P Colton Schmidt

LS Kevin McDermott
LS Kyle Nelson