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Golden Nuggets: Roster Moves Coming Fast

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets: a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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All the players the 49ers added in the draft and the signings they are making with undrafted free agents means the roster needed to be trimmed. The team announced on Tuesday that they are cutting 13 players from the roster to accommodate the new players. Mike Purcell and former Stanford LB Shayne Skov were included the cuts. The 49ers also announced that they have completed the signings of OL Brandon Fusco and Tim Barnes.

The addition of Fusco and Barnes brings depth to the 49ers offensive line. The 49ers did not draft an offensive linemen, so they have been using free agency to add to the unit. With Fusco and Barnes, the 49ers also signed Garry Gilliam from Seattle and traded for Baltimore’s Jeremy Zuttah. Fusco should compete for a starting guard spot, possibly replacing Zane Beadles.

GM John Lynch and HC Kyle Shanahan are busy rebuilding a roster that lacked talent the last couple of years. With 6 year contracts each, the two men have time on their side to try to right the ship. In addition to the cuts Tuesday, Lynch and Shanahan are reportedly signing some undrafted free agents. The roster is going through a major overhaul, but the roster has only up to go considering the roster the last couple of years.

49ers Links

New RB (PFF)

Joe Williams And His Break From Football (Wagoner)

5th Year Option (PFF)

Interesting....... | The Next Tom Brady? (Wagoner)

Predictions (Cohn)

But can he catch? | Versatile New TE (Williams)

UDFA Ranking (Biderman)

Welcome to the 49ers! | One Year Deal For Fusco (PFF)

Roster Moves (49ers Staff)

Lynch and Shanahan overturning the whole roster | 13 Players Cut (Jones)

Lynch On His New RB (Maiocco)

Stanford Player Cut (Inman)

The life of a NFL player | The 13 Cuts (Barrows)

Mike Purcell Cut (Maiocco)

Cuts Made (Biderman)

13 Cuts, 2 Signings (Cohn)

Roster Trimmed (Alper)

Purcell, Skov Included In Cuts (Branch)

Who will make an impact? | Rookies And Their Roles (Biderman)

Meet The Rookies (49ers Staff)

Changing The Roster (Biderman)

Some rookies will have some good playing time | Rookies’ Play Times (Jones)

You can have him | Arizona Wants Gabbert? (Biderman)

Williams is ready to push Hyde for playing time | Gunning For Hyde’s Job (Chung)

49ers Audio

Draft Review (Niners Wire Podcast)

Insider Podcast (NBC Sports)