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49ers 53-man roster projection after Friday roster cuts

The San Francisco 49ers made an initial round of cuts on Friday, and have 14 moves to make between now and 1 p.m. PT on Saturday. Time for a new projection reflecting the six Friday cuts. You can view the pre-Texans one here, the pre-Cowboys one here, pre-Broncos here, pre-Chargers here, and Friday morning here.

The San Francisco 49ers did not wait around for roster cuts. The team got things going on Friday morning, releasing four veterans and two rookies. Three of the roster moves impact the 53-man roster projection I put together Friday morning. I was going to just leave it with that one, but since we have a break before more cuts, I might as well post a new projection.

I have removed Joe Looney, Darnell Dockett and Philip Wheeler following their departures. I replaced them with Dillon Farrell, Tony Jerod-Eddie and Shayne Skov, respectively. I removed Craig Dahl from my projection prior to the Broncos game.

I still think Kendall Hunter ends up getting released, so he remains off my projection. There was a rumor circulating yesterday that it already happened, but we have not heard further confirmation. I would have thought he would be released on Friday like the other veterans, but I guess not. The team still has 16 players to move to get from 69 to 53. Jerome Simpson will be formally placed on the Reserve/Suspended list, leaving 15 players.

Down below the roster projection, I have included a rundown of the full roster as it currently stands, including players cut. I have deleted the four players on injury lists as some people thought the strike-thru of their name meant they were cut. Hopefully no confusion now.

QB (2): Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert
RB (4): Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush, Mike Davis, Jarryd Hayne
FB (1): Bruce Miller
WR (5): Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton, DeAndrew White
TE (4): Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, Blake Bell, Garrett Celek
OT (3): Joe Staley, Erik Pears, Trenton Brown
OG (3): Alex Boone, Brandon Thomas, Jordan Devey
C (2): Marcus Martin, Joe Looney, Dillon Farrell

DT (7): Darnell Dockett, Glenn Dorsey, Ian Williams, Quinton Dial, Tank Carradine, Arik Armstead, Mike Purcell, Tony Jerod-Eddie
OLB (5): Aaron Lynch, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Corey Lemonier, Nick Bellore
ILB (4): NaVorro Bowman, Michael Wilhoite, Philip Wheeler, Nick Moody, Shayne Skov
CB (5): Tramaine Brock, Dontae Johnson, Kenneth Acker, Keith Reaser, Shareece Wright
FS (2): Eric Reid, Jimmie Ward
SS (3): Antoine Bethea, Jaquiski Tartt, L.J. McCray

P (1): Bradley Pinion
K (1): Phil Dawson
LS (1): Kyle Nelson

Reserve/PUP: Daniel Kilgore
Reserve/NFI: DeAndre Smelter
Reserve/Suspended: Jerome Simpson

Players currently on roster: 69

QB Colin Kaepernick
QB Blaine Gabbert
QB Dylan Thompson

RB Carlos Hyde
RB Kendall Hunter
RB Reggie Bush
RB Kendall Gaskins
RB Jarryd Hayne
RB Mike Davis

FB Bruce Miller
FB Trey Millard

WR Anquan Boldin
WR Torrey Smith
WR Quinton Patton
WR Bruce Ellington
WR Chuck Jacobs
WR Jerome Simpson
WR Issac Blakeney
WR DiAndre Campbell
WR DeAndrew White
WR Mario Hull
WR Nigel King

TE Vernon Davis
TE Vance McDonald
TE Garrett Celek
TE Xavier Grimble
TE Blake Bell
TE Rory Anderson

OT Joe Staley
OT Erik Pears
OL Trenton Brown
OL Patrick Miller
OL Justin Renfrow
OL Sean Hooey

OG Alex Boone
OG Joe Looney
OG Brandon Thomas
OG Andrew Tiller
OL Ian Silberman
OG Jordan Devey

C Marcus Martin
C Dillon Farrell

DL Darnell Dockett
DL Ian Williams
DL Glenn Dorsey
DL Tank Carradine
DL Quinton Dial
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie
DL Lawrence Okoye
DL Mike Purcell
DL Kaleb Ramsey
DL Garrison Smith
DL Arik Armstead

ILB NaVorro Bowman
ILB Michael Wilhoite
ILB Nick Moody
ILB Shayne Skov
ILB Nick Bellore
ILB Phillip Wheeler
ILB Steve Beauharnais

OLB Ahmad Brooks
OLB Corey Lemonier
OLB Aaron Lynch
OLB Eli Harold
OLB Marcus Rush
OLB Shawn Lemon

CB Tramaine Brock
CB Dontae Johnson
CB Shareece Wright
CB Keith Reaser
CB Kenneth Acker
CB Leon McFadden
CB Marcus Cromartie
CB Mylan Hicks

S Eric Reid
S Antoine Bethea
S Craig Dahl
S L.J. McCray
DB Jimmie Ward
S Jaquiski Tartt
S Jermaine Whitehead

K Phil Dawson
K Corey Acosta

P Bradley Pinion

LS Kyle Nelson