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49ers reach 53-man limit

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The San Francisco 49ers have made the necessary roster moves to get down to the 53-man roster limit.

San Francisco cut 26 players: QB Josh McCown, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, FB Jack Corcoran, RB Xavier Omon, WR Ronald Johnson, WR Dominique Zeigler, WR Chris Hogan, WR Joe Hastings, WR Lance Long, TE Nate Lawrie, TE Konrad Reuland, OL Tony Wragge, OL Chase Beeler, OL Kenny Wiggins, OL Derek Hall, DL Sealver Siliga, DL Brian Bulcke, LB Monte Simmons, LB Kenny Rowe, LB Alex Joseph, CB Phillip Adams, CB Phillip Davis, CB Cory Nelms, S Curtis Taylor, S Chris Maragos and S Anthony West.

The 49ers also put tight end Nate Byham on injured reserve.

The surprise decision to cut McCown leaves Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick as the only two quarterbacks on the roster. The 49ers kept 23 offensive players and 27 defensive players as well as a kicker, a punter and a long snapper.

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14 Responses to “49ers reach 53-man limit”
  1. nodaclu says: Sep 3, 2011 7:15 PM

    And the Andrew Luck sweepstakes begins…

  2. mrjackson206 says: Sep 3, 2011 7:24 PM

    2-14 here we come.

  3. marcsasharc says: Sep 3, 2011 7:28 PM

    only 5 WRs kept. i wouldve got rid of Norris and kept Ronald Johnson but other than that, i like it.

  4. ninerfan94954 says: Sep 3, 2011 7:28 PM

    Sure hope thy are shopping for a backup QB.

  5. sfloyal says: Sep 3, 2011 7:34 PM

    Ronald Johnson really? Omon should get a chance else where after his strong preseason showing. Sad to see Adams go. Hopefully we can keep some of these guys on the practice squad.

  6. mistakenny says: Sep 3, 2011 7:35 PM

    I personally would of kept zeigler and omon and rowe , i do like dobbs and grant staying tho !

  7. ctiggs says: Sep 3, 2011 7:40 PM

    i liked zeigler also i was surprised

  8. rajbais says: Sep 3, 2011 7:46 PM

    Why not keep McCown, but cut Alex Smith???

  9. marcsasharc says: Sep 3, 2011 7:48 PM

    actually, ya i would prefer Zeigler over Ronald Johnson. but either 1, really.

  10. nodaclu says: Sep 3, 2011 9:27 PM

    Wonder if Harbaugh caught wind of the Raiders releasing Trent Edwards, and preferred him as a #3 over McCown?

  11. dirtyjersey9er says: Sep 4, 2011 1:01 AM

    Word is the 49ers are gonna try for QB Scott Tolzen who was cut by the Chargers.

    They also might make a claim on recently cut Ravens LB Tavares Gooden after they tried to work a trade with Baltimore for him.

  12. bt49er says: Sep 4, 2011 1:08 AM

    I was a little surprised that Phillip Adams and Konrad Reuland were cut. I also thought theyd keep Wragge and try to put Person on the practice squad.
    This isn’t by any means the final roster though. They’ll bring in a 3rd QB and also any free agent pass rusher and ILB that they think will be upgrades. I see Tukuafu, Colin Jones, and Kristick as being the guys who will be among the first to be replaced.
    Look for them to replace Kristick with Tavares Gooden.

  13. dmackdaddy says: Sep 4, 2011 9:31 AM

    We paid Jim Harbaugh for 5 years not 5 months. I trust and like his moves. We’re already better than the 7-9 from 2010 and we wont lose 4 games by ~3 points like last year!

  14. fasteddy415 says: Sep 4, 2011 5:47 PM

    Niners pick up Tolzien. Who had a very impressive preseason! Another great move by the new regime.

    A lot of haterz who dont follow whats going on dont have a clue of whats coming!

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