May 22, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) heads towards the locker room during organized team activities at the 49ers training complex. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers Get Under 75-Man Limit, S Eric Reid Named Starter


After cutting a few guys yesterday, the San Francisco 49ers were able to get to the 75-man limit due to a bunch of injuries.

The 49ers waived/injured defensive lineman Lawrence Okoye and Lamar Divens.  Okoye’s injury is not expected to last the whole season and if (and most likely when) he clears waivers, then becomes healthy, he could be placed on the team’s practice squad.

The 49ers have also placed defensive tackles Cornellius ‘Tank’ Carradine and Quinton Dial, running back Marcus Lattimore, offensive tackle Luke Marquardt and corner Eric Wright on the reserve /NFI (non-football injury) list.

As for wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham, both have been moved to the reserve/PUP (physically unable to perform) list.  Both are ineligible for the first six weeks of the season.

Lastly, cornerback Chris Culliver has been put on injured reserve and is out for the season.

In some good news amidst these injuries, the team has announced that rookie Eric Reid will be the starting safety for the 49ers for week one.  The announcement came from defensive coordinator Vic Fangio during his press conference.

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Tags: Chris Culliver Cornellius Carradine Eric Reid Eric Wright Lamar Divens Lawrence Okoye Luke Marquardt Marcus Lattimore Mario Manningham Michael Crabtree Quinton Dial San Francisco 49ers