Sixth-round pick among Niners cuts

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The San Francisco 49ers joined the rest of the league in making roster moves to get down to 75 players on Monday and said goodbye to a member of their draft class in the process.

Tackle Jason Slowey, selected 199th overall out of Western Oregon, was waived by the team, making him the first member of the 2012 class to wash out with the Niners. If he passes through waivers unclaimed, San Francisco could bring him back when they fill out their practice squad.

Linebacker Darius Fleming, a fifth-round pick, has been placed on the reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list after injuring his knee in one of the first practices of the year and running back Jewel Hampton has been placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. Both of them will be eligible to practice and play after the Niners play their sixth game of the year.

The team also waived running back Cameron Bell, linebacker Kourtnei Brown, wide receiver Brian Tyms, safety Cory Nelms, wide receiver Joe Hastings, wide receiver Ben Hannula, kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, defensive tackle Matt Masifilo, cornerback Deante’ Purvis , tight end Joe Sawyer and defensive tackle Patrick Butrym.

10 responses to “Sixth-round pick among Niners cuts

  1. Wow this is actually good news for Niners fans. If your team has enough depth in the o-line (which they do) to drop a 6th round pick, it should be good season. No longer nursing the sickly.

  2. It just shows how deep in talent the team is. There are three first-round picks starting on the O-line alone. Other teams are going to be watching the Niners like hawks. I would predict that at least ten Niner castoffs will be picked up by other teams.

  3. They can’t all make the team which is filled pro bowlers and future hall of famers. He would probably start for whatever team you like. What are you a Seattle fan that pays backup QBs 10 mil a year. Yeah that’s smart

  4. What the??? Did the 49er fans just state if a guy that was drafted 199th overall got cut its because their team is gold? Well, maybe. Or maybe he was cut because he had 6th round talent and went to school at Western Oregon. It means nothing.

  5. This is kind of interesting. From what I hear about the game this last weekend (I didn’t get to watch it) the offensive line was anything but polished. If you think about it, there will be several undrafted FA’s that make this roster. You would hope that most if not all of your draft picks could at least make a roster their rookie year, otherwise why are you drafting them? BTW, isn’t “Slowey” a great name for an O-lineman?

  6. Quit with the 6th round talent stuff. There’s always a diaMond in the rough. I’m through with the talk, we’ll see who’s who in due time. IMO though, Niners have the most well rounded team in the NFL

  7. Jason Slowey is actually my cousin, was even able to watch him play in the first preseason game this year after driving from 100+ degree weather into the bay and sat in what was really cold weather to watch him play (I believe he went in around with 8 or 9 minutes left in the 4th Quarter). Was pretty awesome to watch him play. So I’m sad to see that he got cut but I’m really hoping that he catches on either after clearing waivers or with another team.

    I’m rooting for you cuz! I’ve got faith in you.

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