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49ers bubble watch: The complete June list

We’ve made our way through all the positions on the bubble watch. Here’s the full list.

Over the past two weeks, we’ve looked at the bubble watch as it pertains to all 13 position groups on the San Francisco 49ers roster. We looked at the locks, those on the strong and weak bubble, and the longshots with little shot at earning a roster spot. You can read through each position as follows: quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive line, defensive line, outside linebackers, inside linebackers, cornerbacks, safeties, special teams.

I’ve compiled them all below as well so we can see them all together. My list of locks includes 37 players. I realize some folks disagree with some of the locks, from this list we would be left with 16 roster spots. I’ve got 25 players on the strong bubble, 14 on the weak bubble, and 14 longshots. I could see some of those final 16 coming from the weak bubble, with a quarterback, wide receiver, and offensive lineman the most likely. Defensive line also could pull from that group depending on the injury status of Glenn Dorsey and Ian Williams.

Here’s our full bubble watch.


QB: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick
RB: Carlos Hyde
WR: Torrey Smith, DeAndre Smelter
TE: Bruce Miller, Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek, Blake Bell
OL: Joe Staley, Zane Beadles, Daniel Kilgore, Joshua Garnett

DL: Arik Armstead, Quinton Dial, Ian Williams, DeForest Buckner, Glenn Dorsey, Ronald Blair
OLB: Aaron Lynch, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Tank Carradine
ILB: NaVorro Bowman, Gerald Hodges, Michael Wilhoite
CB: Tramaine Brock, Jimmie Ward, Dontae Johnson, Will Redmond, Rashard Robinson
S: Eric Reid, Antoine Bethea, Jaquiski Tartt

K: Phil Dawson
P: Bradley Pinion
LS: Kyle Nelson

Strong bubble

QB: None
RB: Mike Davis, Shaun Draughn, DuJuan Harris, Kelvin Taylor
WR: Bruce Ellington, Quinton Patton, Eric Rogers
TE: None
OL: Andrew Tiller, Brandon Thomas, Marcus Martin, John Theus, Fahn Cooper, Trent Brown, Erik Pears

DL: Mike Purcell, Tony Jerod-Eddie
OLB: Corey Lemonier
ILB: Ray-Ray Armstrong, Nick Bellore, Shayne Skov
CB: Kenneth Acker, Marcus Cromartie, Keith Reaser, Chris Davis
S: L.J. McCray

Weak bubble

QB: Jeff Driskel, Thad Lewis
RB: None
WR: Dres Anderson, Aaron Burbridge, DiAndre Campbell, Jerome Simpson, DeAndrew White
TE: None
OL: Alex Balducci, Ian Silberman, Colin Kelly

DL: Kaleb Ramsey, Garrison Smith, Darren Lake
OLB: Marcus Rush
ILB: None
CB: None
S: None


QB: None
RB: Kendall Gaskins
WR: Devon Cajuste, Bryce Treggs
TE: Busta Anderson, Je’Ron Hamm
OL: Norman Price, Blake Muir

DL: Demetrius Cherry
OLB: Jason Fanaika, Lenny Jones
ILB: Wynton McManis
CB: Prince Charles Iworah
S: Jered Bell

K: John Lunsford