Aug 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Kyle Nelson (86) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers Make Cuts To Final Roster

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The San Francisco 49ers have whittled their roster down to 53 guys, including some veterans who were fully expected to make the team.

The biggest of those names is versatile offensive lineman Adam Snyder. With plenty of questions on the offensive line — including the status of Alex Boone and the injury to Marcus Martin — he could have been useful this season.

Also not on the list for the San Francisco 49ers are a few special-teams aces in Kassim Osgood, C.J. Spillman, and Kevin McDermott.

All three quarterbacks made the 53-man roster, which was a point of contention throughout the preseason, although Jim Harbaugh had expressed his interest in keeping all three after the San Francisco 49ers’ final preseason game.

There are plenty of receivers who had question marks as well, such as Steve Johnson, Quinton Patton, and Brandon Lloyd, all of whom made the roster. There are rumors that one or two of the veterans may have been cut to avoid paying their full guaranteed money and could be signed in a few days or two to non-guaranteed contracts.

Cornerback Kenneth Acker and fullback Will Tukuafu were both placed on the injured reserve list. Here’s what the head ball coach had to say about some of the moves:

Lastly, practice-squad eligible players are marked with an asterisk. These players must pass through waivers first. There are 10 spots available on the practice squad.

 

Here is the full list of released players:

Running Back: *Glenn Winston, Alfonso Smith

Guard: *Al Netter, *Ryan Seymour, Adam Snyder

Offensive Tackle: *Carter Bykowski, *Michael Philipp

Tight End: *Asante Cleveland

Wide Receiver: Kassim Osgood, *Lance Lewis, *L’Damian Washington

Defensive Tackle: *Lawrence Okoye

Nose Tackle: *Mike Purcell

Linebacker: *Shayne Skov, *Chase Thomas

Cornerback: *Darryl Morris

Safety: C.J. Spillman, Bubba Ventrone

Long Snapper: *Kevin McDermott

 

San Francisco 49ers 53-man Roster

Offense

Quarterbacks: Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, Josh Johnson

Running backs: Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde, LaMichael James

Fullbacks: Bruce Miller

Wide receivers: Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree, Steve Johnson, Brandon Lloyd, Quinton Patton, Bruce Ellington

Tight ends: Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, Derek Carrier

Tackles: Mike IupatiAnthony DavisJonathan Martin,

Guards: T Joe StaleyJoe Looney, Dillon Farrell

Centers: Daniel Kilgore, Marcus Martin

Defense

Defensive linemen: Justin Smith, Ian Williams, Ray McDonald, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Tony Jerod-Eddie, Demarcus Dobbs, Glenn Dorsey

Inside linebackers: Patrick Willis, Michael Wilhoite, Chris Borland, Nick Moody

Outside linebackers: Ahmad Brooks, Corey Lemonier, Dan Skuta, Aaron Lynch

Cornerbacks: Tramaine Brock, Chris Culliver, Chris Cook, Perrish Cox, Dontae Johnson

Safeties: Eric Reid, Antoine Bethea, Jimmie Ward, Craig Dahl, L.J. McCray

Special Teams

Kicker: Phil Dawson

Punter: Andy Lee

Long Snapper: Kyle Nelson

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