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49ers waive CB Cameron Fuller, depth chart still features wild cards

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The San Francisco 49ers made a modest roster move on Friday, releasing a cornerback. We take a look at the depth chart now.

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The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday morning that they have waived cornerback Cameron Fuller. The 49ers originally signed Fuller to the practice squad on December 16, 2014. He was promoted to the 53-man roster for the final game of the regular season. He was active for the final game, but did not play. He was set to earn $435,000 in 2015, which means his departure has no impact on the team's Top 51 salaries.

If Fuller had stuck on the offseason roster, he would have been competing for a practice squad spot. He could still end up back on the roster in time for training camp, but his impact is minimal. The 49ers cornerback depth chart includes the following:

Tramaine Brock
Dontae Johnson
Jimmie Ward (Nickel)
Shareece Wright
Chris Cook
Kenneth Acker
Keith Reaser
Marcus Cromartie
Leon McFadden

Brock would seem to be a front-runner for one of the starting cornerback roles, but beyond that, there are a lot of question marks. Johnson has the most experience in the 49ers defense among that remaining group. Wright got some guaranteed bucks, but he very well could end up in a utility role. It is all guess-work at this point.

I was going to say that Acker and Reaser are two of the bigger wild cards, but this group is filled with wild cards. Cook showed some things before injury. Acker and Reaser are talented but coming off injuries. Even guys like Cromartie and McFadden are intriguing young veterans. I don't know what the new coaching staff will do with this group, but there is a lot of at least interesting talent in the mix.