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Roster cuts tracker: 49ers waive WR J.J. Nelson with injury settlement

The cuts keep coming in

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Kyle’s update, 2:02 p.m.: The 49ers have waived J.J. Nelson off the IR with an injury settlement, per Tom Pelissero. Nelson had a shot to make the team before he went down with an injury. If not, he would’ve landed on the practice squad.

Kyle’s update, 3:10 p.m.: Per Field Yates, the 49ers waived WR Kevin White and DL Dion Jordan. White’s an intriguing option for the practice squad. Matt Barrows tweeted the team also released Johnathan Cyprien, Tim Harris, Dontae Johnson, Darrion Daniels, and Hroniss Grasu.

Kyle’s update, 1:23 p.m.: Barrows reported that the team released LB Joe Walker, who was competing for the fifth and final LB spot. That likely means that Mark Nzeocha won the battle over Walker.

Kyle’s update, 1:05 p.m.: Matt Maiocco reported that the team just waived Shawn Poindexter. Maiocco said Poindexter told him the team does not plan on bringing Poindexter back to the practice squad, though both sides will remain in touch with each other throughout the season.

Kyle’s update, 12:55 p.m.: The 49ers waived RB JaMycal Hasty, per Matt Barrows. After his training camp, there’s a good chance Hasty lands on the practice squad.

Kyle’s update, 11:58 a.m.: The 49ers have waived OL Ross Reynolds, who was carted off the field on August 23, though the team received good news as it was later confirmed Reynolds only suffered a bone bruise. Reynolds was likely headed to the practice squad before he was injured. I wonder if the bone bruise hurts his chances.

Kyle’s update, 11:40 a.m.: The 49ers have waived LB Evan Foster, per Eric Branch.

Kyle’s update, 11:00 a.m.: Jauan Jennings posted on his Instagram that he’s been released. I’d imagine he’ll be on the practice squad.

Kyle’s update, 10:50: The Eagles released CB Rasul Douglas. He’s a high-risk, high-reward type of player that the 49ers could groom. Douglas is 25, has great length, and broke up 10 passes last season. He’s just inconsistent, but he’d be worth a look.

Also, the Texans released C Greg Mancz.Who started every game at center for the Texans in 2016. He’s been more of a swing guy in recent years, but did start Week 17 at center for the Texans in 2019.

Kyle’s update, 10:27 a.m.: 49ers waive FB Josh Hokit, per Dave Lombardi. Based on Lombardi’s tweet, it sounds like the team wants Hokit on the practice squad as well.

Kyle’s update, 10:13 a.m.: Per The Athletic’s Matt Barrows, the 49ers have released C Dakoda Shepley. Shepley hasn’t been aroud long, but Mike McGlinchey spoke highly of him earlier in the week. Barrows said the team expects to have Shepley on the practice squad. Matt Maiocco tweeted that Shepley’s agent told him that even if Shepley was offered another practice squad spot from another team, that Shepley would decline.

The San Francisco 49ers have released veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor, per Tom Pelissero. Nickel cornerback K’Waun Williams recently returned to practice, and Taylor had been filling in for Williams. As the depth has improved at cornerback, moving on from Taylor isn’t a loss. The 49ers feel good about their top five cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, Emmanuel Moseley, Williams, Jason Verrett, and Ahkello Witherspoon. We didn’t think Taylor would make the roster.

Even with Verrett injured, he shouldn’t miss more than three weeks, per a buddy that’s an MD. He said the recovery is based on the athlete and could be anywhere from 5-21 days. That should make Verrett’s spot safe. As for Taylor, he had trouble staying with Trent Taylor in the slot. Trent got the best of Jamar quite a bit at practice. I don’t think he’s bad, but there’s a difference between him and K’Waun. Perhaps Jamar will land on the practice squad.

We’ll continue to update the roster cuts as they come in.