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The San Francisco 49ers have to cut down to 53 players by 1 p.m. PT on Saturday. It will be a busy 24+ hours, with the first moves expected on Friday.

Kyle’s update 10:57: RB Jeff Wilson, and S Marcell Harris to the practice squad, per Barrows.

Kyle’s update 10:28: The practice squad is starting to take shape for the 49ers. TE Wes Helms, and DT Kevin Givens are headed to the practice squad, per Barrows. DE Jeremiah Valoaga will also be on the practice squad, per Aaron Wilson.

Kyle’s update 9:35: The Arizona Cardinals have been active this morning. They claimed former 49er Cassius Marsh. More importantly, they’ve claimed two offensive tackles. Former Raiders OT Justin Murray and former Eagles OT Brett Toth, per Tom Pelissero.

Kyle’s update 8:49 a.m.: Per Matt Barrows, WR Malik Henry will be one of the ten members on the practice squad

Pat’s update: 1:25: The 49ers have placed Jerick McKinnon in season-ending injured reserve. They also have cut Jeff Wilson Jr. Looks like it’s three running backs for 2019.

Pat’s update 1:03: No final roster yet, but Matt Barrows reports that linebacker Elijah Lee won’t be on it. That’s a weird one.

Pat’s update 1:07: 49ers have waived Jeff Wilson per Matt Maiocco

Pat’s update 12:52: Add Daniel Helm to the list per Matt Barrows

Pat’s update 12:39: Ross Reynolds (OL) is cut

Pat’s update 12:35: Getting near the finish line folks! DL Jamell Garcia-Williams has been waived per Eric Branch

Pat’s update 10:58: Damontre Moore has been released per Eric Branch

Kyle’s update 10:13: Jordan Matthews released, per Mike Garafolo. Josh Garnett released, per Maiocco. David Mayo has been released, as well as Jeremiah Vaolaga. Adrian Colbert has also been released.

Pat’s update 12:03: The 49ers have sent out an announcement on the below names being released (include Chris Campbell in that). It would seem they are done trimming the roster today. Nine players down, 28 more to go.

Kyle’s update 11:50: CB Quinten Rollins has been released, per Matt Maiocco. So has RB Brandon Wilds. DB Jordan Holland was also waived, per Matt Barrows.

Kyle’s update 11:33: OL Wesley Johnson has been released, per Barrows.

Kyle’s update 11:31: CB Dontae Johnson has been released, per Matt Maiocco

Pat’s update 10:55: 49ers are to release Jay Bromley per Matt Barrows

Kyle’s update 10:50: Jerick McKinnon is headed to the IR, per Ian Rapoport.

Kyle’s update 10:31: Tyree Mayfield has been released, per Tom Pelissero

Pat’s update 10:20: The 49ers have released OT Sam Young per Adam Schefter

The San Francisco 49ers closed out their preseason Thursday, and NFL roster cut weekend has officially arrived. The 49ers and all 31 other teams have until 1:00 p.m. PT on Saturday to cut down from 90 to 53 players. It used to be a cut from 90 to 75 players by Tuesday, then 75 to 53 by Saturday, but the league changed that policy. This means potentially over 1,100 players will hit the market this weekend. Teams will claim some of them, and another 320 will eventually end up on practice squads. You can find more cuts from other teams around the NFL at SB Nation.

The 49ers have to make all their cuts by Saturday, August 1, at 1 p.m., but Kyle Shanahan said they will make a sizable chunk of them by the end of Friday. The team has some they already know they will be making, and Shanahan said the team is not going to make players wait if the decision has already been made. However, he acknowledged that some will come down to the wire on Saturday.

After roster cuts, vested veterans immediately hit the market, while players with less than four accrued seasons will go through the waivers process on Sunday at 9 a.m. PT. Roster cuts are never really “final” roster cuts since a team might see someone worth claiming off waivers or signing as a free agent. Additionally, if the 49ers have players they want to move to injured reserve with the option of bringing them back this season, those moves will likely happen on Sunday. Finally, they will sign a 10-man practice squad starting Sunday at 10 a.m., as well as scouring the NFL waiver wire as other players are released over the weekend.

Here are a few important links with updates below that:

49ers roster
49ers 2019 preview
49ers 53-man roster projection

List of official 49ers cuts/trades


Chris Campbell (CB)
Sam Young (OT)
Tyree Mayfield (TE)
Jay Bromley (DT)
Dontae Johnson (CB)
Wesley Johnson (OL)
Quinten Rollins (CB)
Brandon Wilds (RB)
Jordan Holland (DB)
Josh Garnett (G)
Jeremiah Valoaga (DE)
David Mayo (LB)
Adrian Colbert (S)
Damontre Moore (DE)
Jamell Garcia-Williams (DL)
Ross Reynolds (OL)
Daniel Helm (TE)
Elijah Lee (LB)
Jeff Wilson Jr. (RB)
Antone Exum Jr. (S)
Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (LB)
Kevin Givens (DL)
Marcell Harris (S)
Malik Henry (WR)
LaRoy Reynolds
Tyree Robinson (S)
Wilton Speight (QB)
Chris Thompson (WR)
Jordan Thompson (DL)
Najee Toran (G)
Austin Walter (RB)
Andrew Lauderdale (OL)

Live updates from 49ers media

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