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Glenn Winston among 3 49ers cuts claimed by other teams Sunday

Glenn Winston is the future ... of the Cleveland Browns.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The waiver claim period for the hundreds of eligible players that were released on Saturday has expired, and teams have already started signing players to their practice squads. The San Francisco 49ers have just about filled up their squad, but there are a couple guys missing that they could have been interested in bringing in.

Those guys were picked up on the waiver wire by other teams. Former 49ers generally find teams in the NFL, and it's not surprising at all to find that three players were claimed. The Cleveland Browns claimed running back Glenn Winston and offensive tackle Ryan Seymour, while the Houston Texans claimed cornerback Darryl Morris.

It's worth noting that Morris played well against the Texans in the preseason, swatting a couple passes, making a few tackles and playing quite a few snaps. They got a good look at him then.

San Francisco's own practice squad included seven players the team released, including tackle Carter Bykowski, tight end Asante Cleveland, wide receiver Lance Lewis, defensive linemen Lawrence Okoye and Mike Purcell, and linebackers Shayne Skov and Chase Thomas.

That leaves, at the moment, these players still without jobs:

LS Kevin McDermott
G Al Netter
WR Kassim Osgood
T Michael Philipp
RB Alfonso Smith
G Adam Snyder
S C.J. Spillman
S Bubba Ventrone
WR L'Damian Washington

It seems likely that the 49ers would have wanted to add one or all of the three players claimed to their practice squad. Some of the beat writers have already suggested that they wanted another running back, and Winston would have filled that role. Seymour got an awful lot of playing time in the preseason and may have been their first choice at that position. Morris looked good and they probably want a cornerback on the scout team.

Update: He wasn't in the final wave of cuts, but it looks like quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad, per Adam Caplan of ESPN.