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49ers roster cuts end up on other teams

The 49ers might need to make at least one more roster cut when rookie minicamp starts.

The San Francisco 49ers released 13 players on Tuesday to make room for the incoming class of undrafted free agents. Three of those players have quickly found a landing spot. The NFL released the daily transaction report, and C Alex Balducci (New York Jets), DE Zach Moore (Carolina Panthers), and DT Mike Purcell (Los Angeles Rams) were all claimed off waivers.

This almost certainly does not mark the end of the 49ers roster cuts. Matt Maiocco has the full list of reported contract agreements, and they total 18 right now. The 49ers will announce them formally on Thursday when rookie minicamp starts. As of this morning, the 49ers had 73 players on their roster. They are not allowed more than 90, so 18 UDFA signings means at least one player would need to be released.

It is possible one of those 18 ends up being a tryout candidate. Teams are allowed to bring in tryout candidates to rookie minicamp to fill out practice lineups. Those players do not count against the 90-man roster, although after minicamp the team has to decide whether or not to sign the player. But, if all 18 of the UDFAs Maiocco listed are signing contracts when they arrive on Thursday, the 49ers will have to release one more player.