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San Francisco 49ers roster cuts 2016: Official moves announced with 53-man roster in place

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The San Francisco 49ers officially announced their final roster cuts. We take an early look at what the 53-man roster looks like heading into 2016.

The San Francisco 49ers officially announced their final roster cuts on Saturday. They also traded L.J. McCray to the Seattle Seahawks for an undisclosed draft pick, acquired wide receiver Rod Streater from the Kansas City Chiefs for an undisclosed draft pick, placed Aaron Lynch on the suspended list, and waived/injured DeAndre Smelter (who could end up on IR).

There were a few surprises, and a lot of expected names. Garrison Smith is not a shocking cut, but was still a little surprising after what most agreed was a solid offseason and training camp. It likely indicates the team is comfortable with Quinton Dial’s knee, and the status of Glenn Dorsey’s recovery. Well, that and they’re fine with Mike Purcell.

Marcus Rush was a surprising one. He had six sacks in the preseason and did some strong work. Of course, it came against back of the roster guys much of the time. He executed, but he likely was cut because he lacked enough of a pass rush arsenal. I’m curious to see if he is claimed or if he ends up back on the practice squad.

Here is the full list of roster cuts.

WR Dres Anderson
OL Alex Balducci
WR Devon Cajuste
DL Demetrius Cherry
OL Fahn Cooper
QB Jeff Driskel
TE Je’Ron Hamm
RB DuJuan Harris
CB Prince Charles Iworah
OL Colin Kelly
LB Corey Lemonier
DL B.J. McBryde
OL Norman Price
LB Marcus Rush
LB Shayne Skov
NT Garrison Smith
RB Kelvin Taylor
WR Bryce Treggs
WR Ryan Whalen
WR DeAndrew White

Here is the full 53-man roster:

QB (3): Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick, Christian Ponder
RB (3): Carlos Hyde, Shaun Draughn, Mike Davis
WR (5): Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton, Jeremy Kerley, Aaron Burbridge, Rod Streater
TE (4): Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek, Blake Bell, Bruce Miller
OL (9): Joe Staley, Zane Beadles, Daniel Kilgore, Anthony Davis, Trent Brown, Joshua Garnett, John Theus, Andrew Tiller, Marcus Martin

DL (7): Arik Armstead, DeForest Buckner, Quinton Dial, Glenn Dorsey, Mike Purcell, Ronald Blair, Tony Jerod-Eddie
OLB (3): Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Tank Carradine
ILB (5): NaVorro Bowman, Gerald Hodges, Ray-Ray Armstrong, Michael Wilhoite, Nick Bellore
CB (7): Tramaine Brock, Jimmie Ward, Chris Davis, Rashard Robinson, Will Redmond, Keith Reaser, Dontae Johnson
S (4): Eric Reid, Antoine Bethea, Jaquiski Tartt, Marcus Cromartie

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

Waived/injured: DeAndre Smelter
Suspended: Aaron Lynch