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49ers have sixth most dead money in 2018 following Zane Beadles release

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The 49ers have plenty of cap room, but the roster turnover means plenty of dead money this year.

The San Francisco 49ers announced the release of Zane Beadles on Monday, ending his two year run with the team. Beadles joined the team in 2016, signing a three-year deal worth up to $9.75 million. In releasing Beadles now, the team cleared $3.5 million in salary cap space, and will carry $583,334 in dead money.

With the release, the 49ers now have $16,413,210 in dead money on the books. According to Over The Cap, the 49ers have the sixth most dead money in 2018. OTC’s numbers are not quite the same, listing the 49ers with $16,399,237 in dead money. They are missing a few UDFAs and other low end prorated signing bonuses.

Jason Hurley put together a complete list on our 2018 salary cap page, which includes 25 players. You can see some familiar names below, and plenty of unfamiliar names. The team will clear all of this dead money, with none of the dead money carrying over to 2019. Any players released after June 1st that are signed beyond 2018 will see their dead money split between 2018 and 2019. A team can give a pre-June 1st roster cut a June 1st designation to split the dead money, but once June 1st arrives, it is automatically split.

You might be wondering why Nick Mullens and Darrell Williams are listed, even though both are on the 49ers roster. However, dead money is about previous contracts, not current status. Mullens and Williams signed as UDFAs last year. They were both waived at the end of training camp last year, and then signed to the practice squad. Once waived, their respective practice squad signings (and Williams’ eventual promotion to the 53-man roster) were viewed as entirely new contracts. So, both had dead money from being waived on cutdown day, but returned to the team with new contracts.

Here’s the full list of 49ers dad money.

NaVorro Bowman: $4,774,000
Vance McDonald: $4,200,000
Brian Hoyer: $2,000,000
Quinton Dial: $1,613,500
Jeremy Kerley: $1,133,334
Elvis Dumervil: $750,000
Zane Beadles: $583,334
Will Redmond: $436,278
Matt Barkley: $250,000
Rashard Robinson: $191,696
Ray-Ray Armstrong: $166,668
John Theus: $128,806
Blake Bell: $126,283
Trent Brown: $13,973
Jimmie Gilbert: $8,000
Noble Nwachukwu: $6,667
Cole Hikutini: $6,667
Lorenzo Jerome: $5,667
Tyler McCloskey: $3,334
JP Flynn: $3,334
Darrell Williams: $3,334
Donavin Newsom: $3,334
Malik Golden: $2,000
Evan Goodman: $1,667
Nick Mullens: $1,334