In an effort to reach the Tuesday 1pm deadline, the San Francisco 49ers have waived five players including quarterback Scott Tolzien.
Tolzien had been the team’s third-string quarterback for the past two years and even beat out Josh Johnson last season for that spot. Johnson is now the primary backup in Cincinnati to starter Andy Dalton and has been looking pretty good there.
This time Tolzien loses out in a quarterback battle for third-string that now has Colt McCoy as the backup behind Colin Kaepernick.
The two remaining quarterbacks are standout rookie B.J. Daniels and the recently signed Seneca Wallace who played all of three snaps yesterday. That was still better than Tolzien who did not even get a snap in last night’s game. Expect Wallace and Daniels to get a majority of the work this coming Thursday.
The other players waived along with Tolzien include recently added linebacker Joe Holland, guard Al Netter, running back D.J. Harper, and punter Colton Schmidt. All of those cut today are eligible for the practice squad.
Stay tuned for more updates as the 49ers still have 10 guys to let go before reaching the 75-man limit. There is some speculation that defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye could be one of them, especially since he may not even be able to play in this Thursday’s preseason finale.