Kyle’s update, 2:06 p.m.: Per Matt Maiocco, Jalen Hurd has made the roster. Not much of a surprise based on Shanahan’s comments. How much sill Hurd play? What will his role be? Will he stay healthy? We’re about to find out.
Kyle’s update, 1:25 p.m.: Per The Athletic’s Matt Barrows, JaMycal Hasty has made the roster. After a rough start to training camp thanks to fumbling, Hasty bounced back in a big way. This is not great news for Wayne Gallman.
I wonder if the 49ers went with upside over pass protection. Also, the team probably figured Gallman has a better chance at clearing waivers than Hasty.
Xavier’s update, 12:22: PM Veteran Jordan Matthews has been released, per Matt Barrows of The Atheltic. San Francisco is running with three tight-ends unlike the last four years.
Wide receiver Nsimba Webster has been waived, per Matt Barrows of The Athletic. Webster flashed on special teams and will likely be brought back on the practice team.
Cornerback Alexander Myres will be waived, per Matt Barrows of The Athletic. Myers looked to be ahead of Ambry Thomas on the depth chart Sunday.
The 49ers have released wide receiver Travis Benjamin, per Josina Anderson. Benjamin left Sunday's game with a head injury.
49ers released veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, per Chris Hays of The Orlando Sentinel. San Francisco’s safety group looked revamped Sunday with Jaquiski Tartt returning.
The 49ers released tight end MyCole Pruitt, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. We will have to see if Jordan Matthews survives the cut or if the Niners choose to roll with three tight ends this season.
49ers released fullback Josh Hokit, per David Lombardi of The Athletic. San Francisco looks to bring him back on the practice squad.
Kyle’s update, 11:25 a.m.: The 49ers released backup center Jake Brendel, per Ian Rapoport. Brendan served as Alex Mack’s backup and played well. I thought he’d make the roster. This likely means the Niners roll with eight offensive linemen. Brendel likely returns to the practice squad.
Dante Pettis made the Giants initial 53-man roster.
Kyle’s update, 10:25 a.m: Trent Taylor has been released by the Bengals.
After about a week with Atlanta, Josh Rosen has made the Falcons final 53-man roster.
The Jets released QB Josh Johnson.
The big news of the day, obviously, is the Patriots releasing Cam Newton and rolling with Mac Jones. If I we’re Vic Fangio, I’m all in on Cam.
There will be a lot of questions as to why Cam was released. Not being vaccinated has to be near the top. The risk is too big. You don’t want your starting QB missing games or causing other players to miss due to contract tracing.
Also, my computer is….acting up…to say the least. Bear with me today.
Rob’s update, 9:40 AM: According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, veteran OL Senio Kelemete is going to be released and will likely be back on the practice squad.
Some NFL teams around the league have already started to make cuts to their roster. Each team has until 1 p.m. PT on Tuesday to get to 53 players.
We made our 53-man projection on Monday. While the majority of the roster is in place, difficult decisions at running back, wide receiver, defensive line, and deciding whether to keep four tight ends or nine offensive linemen will all be debated in the 49ers front office.
Based on preseason results, you could make an argument for 15 of the 49ers defensive linemen to make the roster. They’ll likely keep ten, but that tells you the quality that exists in the defensive lineman room. Alex Barrett and Eddie Yarbrough seem poised for the practice squad.
On a conference call Monday, Kyle Shanahan said that the team planned to meet Tuesday morning with the position coaches then check in with John Lynch and members of the front office to discuss cuts. He said they didn’t finish up meetings until late Monday afternoon, which is why there were no players released on Monday.
We’ll use this thread to update each cut the Niners make through this afternoon.