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49ers 53-man roster projection, salary cap after first roster cuts

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The San Francisco 49ers made one trade, moved one player to injured reserve, and cut nine other players. We look at further potential roster cuts and salary cap implications after the third preseason game.

The San Francisco 49ers had their first round of roster cuts on Saturday, and will make four more between now and Tuesday to get down to 75 players. The roster cuts add a modest amount of dead salary for some of these guys, while others with no guaranteed money are gone, free and clear.

Jason Hurley is back with his third 53-man roster projection (first, second). He has put together a look at the full roster, factoring in all the salary cap implications. He has listed every player with their cap hit and the dead money the 49ers would accrue this year if they release the player. He has split it up into his 53-man roster (plus suspended Aaron Lynch), injured reserve players, practice squad, and dead money on the books prior to cuts. That is then totaled up, followed by a list of every player he has cut with their cap hit and dead money numbers in case you want to play around with it for figuring out cap numbers.

Quarterbacks

Colin Kaepernick - $15,890,753 ($14,765,753 dead money)
Blaine Gabbert - $2,250,000 ($500,000 dead money)
Jeff Driskel - $476,135 ($28,135 dead money)

Running Backs

Carlos Hyde - $1,004,094 ($349,396 dead money)
Shaun Draughn - $860,000 ($50,000 dead money)
Mike Davis - $642,195 ($117,195 dead money)
DuJuan Harris - $760,000 ($0 dead money)

Wide Receivers

Torrey Smith - $7,600,000 ($7,100,000 dead money)
Bruce Ellington - $718,607 ($118,607 dead money)
Quinton Patton - $772,875 ($97,875 dead money)
Aaron Burbridge - $475,089 ($25,089 dead money)
DeAndrew White - $527,333 ($2,333 dead money)
DeAndre Smelter - $536,422 ($86,422 dead money)

Tight Ends

Garrett Celek - $1,915,525 ($1,675,000 dead money)
Blake Bell - $651,283 ($126,283 dead money)
Vance McDonald - $1,145,193 ($349,396 dead money)

Offensive Lineman

Joe Staley - $8,300,000 ($2,400,000 dead money)
Anthony Davis - $4,062,500 ($2,400,000 dead money)
Joshua Garnett - $1,691,693 ($2,510,462 dead money)
Zane Beadles - $2,633,333 ($1,833,333 dead money)
Daniel Kilgore - $1,350,000 ($387,500 dead money)
Trent Brown - $538,973 ($13,973 dead money)
Andrew Tiller - $600,000 ($0 dead money)
John Theus - $514,403 ($64,403 dead money)

Defensive Lineman

DeForest Buckner - $3,307,453 ($9,618,631 dead money)
Arik Armstead - $2,236,961 ($5,406,921 dead money)
Quinton Dial - $1,527,163 ($1,572,163 dead money)
Glenn Dorsey - $2,766,668 ($841,668 dead money)
Ronald Blair - $517,602 ($67,602 dead money)
Garrison Smith - $450,000 ($0 dead money)
Mike Purcell - $525,000 ($0 dead money)

Outside Linebackers

Ahmad Brooks - $6,005,000 ($2,448,750 dead money)
Eli Harold - $729,343 ($189,343 dead money)
Tank Carradine - $1,574,262 ($544,578 dead money)
Marcus Rush - $450,000 ($0 dead money)
[Aaron Lynch - suspended] - $508,324 ($49,500 dead money)

Inside Linebackers

NaVorro Bowman - $10,239,460 ($15,534,000 dead money)
Gerald Hodges Jr. - $1,671,000 ($0 dead money)
Ray-Ray Armstrong - $700,000 ($0 dead money)
Nick Bellore - $1,130,000 ($65,000 dead money)

Cornerbacks

Tramaine Brock - $3,880,000 ($1,480,000 dead money)
Jimmie Ward - $1,939,781 ($1,939,781 dead money)
Rashard Robinson - $545,848 ($95,848 dead money)
Will Redmond - $668,139 ($218,139 dead money)
Dontae Johnson - $700,136 ($100,136 dead money)
Chris Davis - $600,000 ($0 dead money)
Keith Reaser - $641,200 ($41,200 dead money)

Safeties

Antoine Bethea - $6,025,000 ($1,350,000 dead money)
Eric Reid - $2,698,422 ($2,698,422 dead money)
Jaquiski Tartt - $1,144,776 ($1,144,776 dead money)
Marcus Cromartie - $600,000 ($0 dead money)

Special Teams

Phil Dawson - $3,134,000 ($3,134,000 dead money)
Bradley Pinion - $573,550 ($48,500 dead money)
Kyle Nelson - $970,000 ($175,000 dead money)

Injured

Eric Rogers - $420,500 ($187,500 dead money)
Ian Williams - $4,000,000 ($0 dead money)
Thad Lewis - $363,000 ($0 dead money)
Bryce Treggs - $335,666 ($2,666 dead money)
Jered Bell - $333,333 ($833 dead money)

Practice Squad

RB Kelvin Taylor
WR Devon Cajuste
TE Busta Anderson
C Alex Balducci
OL Fahn Cooper
DE Demetrius Cherry
NT Darren Lake
OLB Jason Faniaka
CB Prince Charles Iworah
PK John Lunsford

Dead Money that was on the books before the first cuts

Anquan Boldin - $2,272,000
Andy Lee - $500,000
Derek Carrier - $266,667
Nick Moody - $26,918
Kaleb Ramsey - $24,100
Trey Millard - $23,574
Lawrence Okoye - $9,203
Lenny Jones - $7,666
Isaac Blakeney - $6,667
Dylan Thompson - $6,667
Marcus Rush - $6,667
Jarryd Hayne - $5,334
Jermaine Whitehead - $5,000
Patrick Miller - $3,334
Kevin Anderson - $2,500
Darius Davis - $2,000
Dillon Farrell - $1,668
DiAndre Campbell - $1,667

53-man roster spending: $115,869,270
IR spending: $5,452,499
PS spending: $1,120,000
Total Cap Spending: $122,950,093
Dead Money: $5,520,977
Salary Cap Room: $48,669,264

Cuts

Quarterbacks

Christian Ponder - $800,000 ($0 dead money)

Running Backs

Kendall Gaskins - $525,000 ($0 dead money) [Released on Saturday]
Kelvin Taylor - $475,089 ($25,089 dead money)

Wide Receivers

Dres Anderson - $452,000 ($2,000)
Devon Cajuste - $453,333 ($18,333 dead money)
DiAndre Campbell - $450,000 ($0 dead money) [Released on Saturday]
Jerome Simpson - $935,000 ($50,000 dead money) [Released on Saturday]

Tight Ends

Busta Anderson - $463,196 ($13,196 dead money)
Je'Ron Hamm - $525,000 ($0 dead money)
Bruce Miller - $1,896,500 ($486,500 dead money)

Offensive Lineman

Erik Pears - $3,350,000 ($500,000 dead money)
Brandon Thomas - $726,504 ($128,504 dead money)
Blake Muir - $451,666 ($16,666 dead money) [Released on Saturday]
Colin Kelly - $457,500 ($72,500 dead money)
Norman Price - $451,666 ($1,666 dead money)
Alex Balducci - $454,166 ($49,166 dead money)
Fahn Cooper - $496,096 ($46,096 dead money)
Marcus Martin - $622,813 ($187,813 dead money)
Ian Silberman - $555,419 ($30,419 dead money) [Released on Saturday]

Defensive Lineman

B.J. McBryde - $450,000 ($0 dead money)
Demetrius Cherry - $450,833 ($833 dead money)
Darren Lake - $451,333 ($4,333 dead money) [Released on Saturday]
Tony Jerod-Eddie - $1,000,000 ($50,000 dead money)

Outside Linebackers

Corey Lemonier - $820,880 ($135,880 dead money)
Jason Faniaka - $455,000 ($40,000 dead money)

Inside Linebackers

Shayne Skov - $525,000 ($0 dead money)
Wynton McManis - $450,833 ($833 dead money) [Released on Saturday]
Michael Wilhoite - $1,671,000 ($0 dead money)

Cornerbacks

Kenneth Acker - $630,150 ($30,150 dead money) [Has been traded to KC Chiefs for a 2018 7th-round pick]
Cleveland Wallace - $450,000 ($0 dead money) [Released on Saturday]
Prince Charles Iworah - $465,369 ($15,369 dead money)

Safeties

L.J. McCray II - $602,000 ($2,000 dead money)

Special Teams

John Lunsford - $451,666 ($6,666 dead money) [Released on Saturday]