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49ers roster cuts 2014: Adam Snyder released, but could he be back?

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The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly released Adam Snyder. Could he be back if the 49ers place Glenn Dorsey on injured return with return designation?

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The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their roster cuts on Saturday, and they made a move that is not shocking, but again, is a bit of a surprise. According to Matt Maiocco, the 49ers released offensive lineman Adam Snyder on Sunday. This followed decisions to cut Ryan Seymour and Carter Bykowski. More importantly, it would appear offensive lineman Dillon Farrell is the latest undrafted player to earn a roster spot with the 49ers.

However, it is entirely possible Adam Snyder is not finished with the 49ers. This is purely speculation, but the 49ers have to wait until Tuesday to use their injured reserve with return designation option. If Glenn Dorsey (or Marcus Martin) is placed on the list at that time, the 49ers could very well bring back Snyder. As a vested veteran, Snyder does not have to go through waivers, which means he automatically becomes a free agent. It is entirely possible the team has an agreement with him that they will bring him back once they place use the return designation on Dorsey. It is entirely possible there are CBA issues that would prevent that, but I'm not entirely sure.

Whether or not it is Snyder, the 49ers will have a roster spot opening up as soon as Tuesday. They do not have to use the designation right away, but with Week 1 fast approaching, it makes sense to use it and get that extra body. For now, if Farrell makes the team, here is the offensive line depth chart:

OT: Joe Staley, Anthony Davis, Jonathan Martin
OG: Mike Iupati, Joe Looney
C: Daniel Kilgore, Dillon Farrell, Marcus Martin