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49ers roster cuts tracker 2016: Where things stand in cut to 53-man roster

The 49ers have to cut and trade their way down to a 53-man roster by Saturday. We’ll track the moves here.

The San Francisco 49ers have begun the process of cutting down to 53 players, and it is time for a roster cuts tracker. The team cut down to 77 players over the weekend, and has two more cuts to make by Tuesday afternoon. They will then face the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, and have to follow that up with 18 more roster moves to get down to 53 players. They will be mostly cuts, but we could see some trades if the team can land draft picks in return.

The 49ers most notable roster cut thus far is Erik Pears. It is not a shocking cut, but I figured it would happen in final cuts. The team also cut Jerome Simpson over the weekend, and Chip Kelly said the hope was to give him time to land elsewhere before the final preseason game. I imagine that was part of the reason they released Pears at this point.

The team also made a pair of trades. They announced a deal of Kenneth Acker to the Kansas City Chiefs for a draft pick that is being reported as a 2018 7th rounder. There are also numerous reports, unconfirmed by the team, that they have dealt OG Brandon Thomas to the Detroit Lions for Jeremey Kerley.

Finally, the team placed Eric Rogers on injured reserve. There is thought they would do the same thing to DeAndre Smelter, but he was reportedly back at practice on Sunday, so fingers crossed he is able to get on the field this week and show something against the Chargers.

Here is where things stand for now. I'll continue crossing out players as they are removed from the roster.

Fooch's updateBruce Ellington to IR, Jason Fanaika cut

Players currently on roster: 75

QB Blaine Gabbert
QB Colin Kaepernick
QB Jeff Driskel
QB Christian Ponder

RB Carlos Hyde
RB Shaun Draughn
RB DuJuan Harris
RB Mike Davis
RB Kelvin Taylor
RB Kendall Gaskins

WR Torrey Smith
WR Quinton Patton
WR Bruce Ellington
WR DeAndrew White
WR DeAndre Smelter
WR Dres Anderson
WR Aaron Burbridge
WR Bryce Treggs
WR Ryan Whalen
WR Devon Cajuste
WR Jeremy Kerley
WR Eric Rogers
WR Jerome Simpson
WR DiAndre Campbell

TE Vance McDonald
TE Garrett Celek
TE Blake Bell
TE Bruce Miller
TE Je'Ron Hamm
TE Busta Anderson

OT Joe Staley
OT Trenton Brown
OT John Theus
OT Colin Kelly
OT Erik Pears

OG Zane Beadles
OG Joshua Garnett
OG Anthony Davis
OG Andrew Tiller
OL Fahn Cooper
OG Norman Price
OG Blake Muir
OG Brandon Thomas
OL Ian Silberman

C Daniel Kilgore
C Marcus Martin
C Alex Balducci

DL Arik Armstead
DL DeForest Buckner
DL Glenn Dorsey
DL Quinton Dial
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie
DL Mike Purcell
DL Garrison Smith
DL Ronald Blair
DL Demetrius Cherry
DL BJ McBryde
DL Darren Lake

ILB NaVorro Bowman
ILB Michael Wilhoite
ILB Gerald Hodges
ILB Ray-Ray Armstrong
ILB Shayne Skov
ILB Nick Bellore
ILB Wynton McManis

OLB Ahmad Brooks
OLB Aaron Lynch
OLB Eli Harold
OLB Tank Carradine
OLB Marcus Rush
OLB Corey Lemonier
OLB Jason Fanaika

CB Tramaine Brock
CB Jimmie Ward
CB Chris Davis
CB Will Redmond
CB Rashard Robinson
CB Keith Reaser
CB Dontae Johnson
CB Prince Charles Iworah
CB Cleveland Wallace
CB Kenneth Acker

S Eric Reid
S Antoine Bethea
S Jaquiski Tartt
S L.J. McCray
S Marcus Cromartie

K Phil Dawson
K John Lunsford

P Bradley Pinion

LS Kyle Nelson