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The 49ers rookies are switching up numbers after final cuts.

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The San Francisco 49ers cut down their roster to 53 players, and that means new numbers for some of the rookies and recent additions. The new numbers are as follows:

QB Nick Mullens - No. 4
RB Matt Breida - No. 22
RB Jeremy McNichols - No. 41
WR Victor Bolden Jr. - No. 17
WR Kendrick Bourne - No. 10
TE Cole Hikutini - No. 83
OL Laken Tomlinson - No. 75
DL D.J. Jones - No. 93
DL Xavier Cooper - No. 96
OLB Pita Taumoepenu - No. 55
CB Asa Jackson - No. 30
CB Ahkello Witherspoon - No. 23
S Lorenzo Jerome - No. 26

The 49ers assigned numbers to the rookies after they were drafted or signed as undrafted free agents. Due to the number of retired numbers, the 90-man roster usually has several players sharing numbers. Once final cuts are made, some players are re-assigned numbers that are available.

In case you’re curious, here are the most recent player to wear the number, and then some notable 49ers from the past.

No. 22: Tim Hightower (Mike Davis); Dwight Hicks, Vic Washington, Carlos Rogers
No. 17: Jeremy Kerley; Steve DeBerg, Billy Kilmer, Kerley
No. 10: Louis Murphy (Bruce Ellington); George Mira, Kyle Williams
No. 55: Ahmad Brooks; Matt Hazeltine, Brooks, Jim Fahnhorst
No. 23: Will Redmond; Marquez Pope, Johnny Fuller
No. 26: Kapri Bibbs (Tramaine Brock); Wendell Tyler, Mark Roman

No. 4: DeAndre Carter (Phil Dawson); Andy Lee, Max Runager
No. 41: Antoine Bethea; Terry Kirby, Bethea
No. 83: Busta Anderson; J.J. Stokes, Arnaz Battle
No. 75: Darrell Williams (Alex Balducci); Forrest Blue, Kevin Fagan, Alex Boone
No. 93: Chris Jones; Ian Williams
No. 96: Taylor Hart; Dennis Brown, Andre Carter
No. 30: Prince Charles Iworah; Bernie Case, Lance Schulters, Bruce Gossett