The San Francisco 49ers have made their initial cut down to the 53-man roster official. The team announced 17 moves Friday and another 18 on Saturday. The 49ers made some notable decisions, cutting veterans Quinton Dial and Jeremy Kerley. Both the defensive line and wide receiver positions have intriguing young depth, and the team seems comfortable moving forward seeing what they can do.
It is worth noting that this is not what the 49ers 53-man roster will look like a week from today, and really even 24 hours from now. Most notably, there will be waiver claims on Sunday, and given the 49ers spot at No. 2 in priority, look for them to make some moves.
The other notable decision will be with regard to injured players. The 49ers placed XX players on injured reserve as part of final roster cuts, but they are expected to place Ronald Blair on IR on Sunday. By waiting until Sunday to place Blair on IR, they retain the right to return him at some point this season.
Here is the full list of roster cuts.
NT Quinton Dial
CB Asa Jackson
WR Jeremy Kerley
DL Sen’Derrick Marks
TE Blake Bell
LB Austin Calitro
WR DeAndre Carter
OL JP Flynn
TE Cole Hikutini
QB Nick Mullens
DL Noble Nwachukwu
WR DeAndre Smelter
OL Darrell Williams Jr.
Here is the 53-man roster following those cuts.
QB (2): Brian Hoyer, C.J. Beathard
RB (3): Carlos Hyde, Matt Breida, Raheem Mostert
FB (1): Kyle Juszczyk
WR (6): Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin, Aldrick Robinson, Trent Taylor, Victor Bolden, Kendrick Bourne
TE (3): George Kittle, Logan Paulsen, Garrett Celek
OT (4): Joe Staley, Trent Brown, John Theus, Garry Gilliam
OG (3): Zane Beadles, Brandon Fusco, Laken Tomlinson
C (2): Daniel Kilgore, Erik Magnuson
DT (4): DeForest Buckner, Earl Mitchell, D.J. Jones, Tank Carradine
DE (6): Arik Armstead, Solomon Thomas, Elvis Dumervil, Ronald Blair, Aaron Lynch, Pita Taumoepenu
OLB (2): Eli Harold, Dekoda Watson
MLB (4): NaVorro Bowman, Reuben Foster, Ray Ray Armstrong, Brock Coyle
CB (5): Rashard Robinson, Dontae Johnson, K’Waun Williams, Ahkello Witherspoon, Keith Reaser
S (5): Jimmie Ward, Eric Reid, Jaquiski Tartt, Lorenzo Jerome, Adrian Colbert
K (1): Robbie Gould
P (1): Bradley Pinion
LS (1): Kyle Nelson
Injured reserve: LB Malcolm Smith, S Chanceller James, LB Jimmie Gilbert, WR BJ Johnson III, LB Donavin Newsom, RB Joe Williams, S Don Jones, Aaron Burbridge, OG Joshua Garnett, DT Chris Jones