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Niners place Lattimore on NFI, Bowman on PUP

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The efforts of the 49ers to trim the roster down to 75 players included the shelving of a couple of highly-recognizable names for at least the first six weeks of the season.

Linebacker NaVorro Bowman has been placed on the reserve/PUP list and running back Marcus Lattimore has landed on reserve/NFI.  Both are recovering from torn ACLs; Bowman’s happened in the 2013 NFC title game and Lattimore’s occurred during the 2012 college football season.

It’s unclear whether Lattimore’s absence traces to the knee or some other injury.  The team hasn’t said much about Lattimore’s condition.

Also starting the season on the reserve/NFI list will be fullback Trey Millard, cornerback Keith Reaser, and guard Brandon Thomas.  Beginning the year on the reserve/PUP list will be tight end Garrett Celek and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey.

All players on NFI or PUP may return to practice after the first six weeks of the 2014 regular season.  A window then opens for the players to be added to the active roster or placed on a season-ending reserve list.

The 49ers also waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety D.J. Campbell, tight end Kevin Greene, running back Jewel Hampton, punter Colton Schmidt, linebacker Kion Wilson, and receiver Devon Wylie.  Receiver David Reed was released.

The 49ers currently have 75 players on the roster, the league-wide limit as of 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

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33 Responses to “Niners place Lattimore on NFI, Bowman on PUP”
  1. 87hollywoodhorn says: Aug 25, 2014 9:43 PM

    The Niners LBs are not as good as the Dome Patrol! Despite what many Santa Clara fans may tell you! WhoDats will dominate in the dome this 2K14, #howuloveDAT!

  2. udkidd says: Aug 25, 2014 9:44 PM

    Wonder if Okoye will make the final cut. Haven’t seen much of him besides hands to the face penalty on Sunday.

  3. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made from your tears and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 25, 2014 9:56 PM

    Lattimore was a wasted pick. Sorry, guys. No feel good story here.

  4. drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says: Aug 25, 2014 9:56 PM

    They waived The Highlander MBT?? Man that kid was always fun to watch, he’s fearless and throws Hail Marys with reckless abandon, it’s really quite refreshing. Unfortunately I think this may be the end of the line for MBT. My fav 3rd string QB in the NFL by far!

  5. joey49er says: Aug 25, 2014 9:58 PM

    Get well lattimore. 49er faithful hope u the best. Gore and Hyde will hold the fort down till u get better. Smash contest in Seattle. Get well
    Gooooooo 49ers

  6. ctiggs says: Aug 25, 2014 9:59 PM


  7. skoobyfl says: Aug 25, 2014 10:04 PM

    The Bills need to hide their all their QB’s on these lists, including all the ones we add to the Practice Squad. Can never have enough QB’s.

  8. bert1913 says: Aug 25, 2014 10:19 PM

    the Santa Clara 49ers are in for a long season

  9. sweetnlow44 says: Aug 25, 2014 10:22 PM

    As a Seahawk fan, I wish nothing but the best for the guy, but at what point do they scrap the Lattimore project? That was a nasty injury and it’s been almost 2 full years since it happened. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player miss 2 years from the same injury and come back and play.

  10. ohand16 says: Aug 25, 2014 10:23 PM

    Colton Schmidt! He will make the Pro Bowl as a rookie this year!!

  11. tooz72 says: Aug 25, 2014 10:38 PM

    Must respect for this bust

  12. zillabeast says: Aug 25, 2014 10:42 PM

    Strange, figured the Niners would keep the reserve punter till at least Thursday for the Houston game. Hope nothing freak happens to Lee.

  13. isaidjoemontegna says: Aug 25, 2014 11:12 PM

    These beastly players have at least one thing in common. They both sustained injuries that made me wanna vomit. Yikes!

    Get well guys! We’re gonna need you.

  14. goldbloodedindfw says: Aug 25, 2014 11:35 PM

    Man I’m glad the Niners took Hyde. Feel bad for Lattimore though. I’m starting to wonder if he’s ever gonna play.

  15. hawkstradamus says: Aug 26, 2014 12:29 AM

    I got my popcorn ready.

  16. jayniner says: Aug 26, 2014 1:27 AM

    With all the hype about Lattimore, we just want to see the kid play….

  17. 64post says: Aug 26, 2014 1:41 AM

    Campbell can play, someone will pick him up before practice squads are assembled.

  18. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 26, 2014 2:03 AM

    the window is closing

  19. 5trophysbythebay says: Aug 26, 2014 3:46 AM

    No rush on Lattimore, bring back for the stretch run. Get well soon Bowman!

  20. RegisHawk says: Aug 26, 2014 3:50 AM

    2 years, no snaps for Lattimore. Is he officially a bust yet or do you want to keep him around for another season of worthlessness?

  21. natelan says: Aug 26, 2014 4:24 AM

    My Chargers made Kaep look like a little boy for three straight drives on Sunday.

  22. chrisk61 says: Aug 26, 2014 8:09 AM

    where is jonathan martin’s name ?

  23. calhounlambeau says: Aug 26, 2014 8:12 AM

    Safe to say Marcus Lattimore hasn’t been worth the effort. Now he’s going into year two injured. At what point do you move on to someone who can contribute?

  24. bassplucker says: Aug 26, 2014 8:51 AM

    I’m pulling for Lattimore as hard as I can ever pull for a 49ers player… but right now it’s not looking good for the kid.

  25. mnvikingsfan says: Aug 26, 2014 9:25 AM

    It would be nice if the Vikings could get McLeod Bethel-Thompson back and get rid of Ponder once and for all!

  26. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 26, 2014 9:30 AM

    Lattimore is a bust.

  27. isaidjoemontegna says: Aug 26, 2014 9:40 AM

    How is he a bust!? He wouldnt see much or any playing time until
    Frank the tank retires. If he’s still injured at that point, THEN he’s a bust. Be patient. Getting him for pennies and waiting might be the best thing we’ve ever done..

  28. fwippel says: Aug 26, 2014 9:45 AM

    I’m surprised and disappointed to see Lattimore on the shelf. He’s nearly two years removed from that injury, and at some point he’s as recovered as he is ever going to be.

    I’m rooting for him, but he needs to find his way onto the field this year, or it may very well be his last.

  29. braceyourselffor12 says: Aug 26, 2014 10:04 AM

    I’m rooting for Lattimore, hopefully they’re just taking an extra precaution given the severity of his injury.

    As for Bowman, I’d prefer he take a slow recovery as we have the depth to sustain our D until his return. No need rushing him back out there before he’s fully healed.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

  30. rukkus1 says: Aug 26, 2014 10:19 AM

    Good luck to Bowman and Lattimore on their recoveries. Great talents that probably are dying to be on the field. I’d rather they be on the field when you guys play us up in Seattle. Hate to see anyone with injuries like they’ve had.

  31. The Parisian Ballad says: Aug 26, 2014 10:36 AM

    We just saw with Bradford what happens when you run a player out there who is not ready.

    That is the difference in organizations, Niners take care of their players, have there future in mind. When he is ready they will unleash him. Until then just rehab and listens to the medical staff which is the best in the world from Stanford.

  32. i thumbs down your comment says: Aug 26, 2014 11:27 AM

    Looks like the front office is simply using the NFI designation as a way to open roster spots for others. The 49ers are heavy at RB depth already so instead of cutting a player, they milk the NFI designation for another 6 weeks, possibly a season.

    If he doesn’t make the 53 man roster in 2015, we’ll have the certainty that he was a bad pick.

    Morning, Seahawk fans, I always know where to find you… browsing all SF articles.

  33. notmrknowitall says: Aug 26, 2014 11:17 PM

    All these morons calling Lattimore a bust make me laugh. He’s as much a bust as you guys have half a clue. The guy was a 4th round pick. Its not like they overreached for the guy in the 1st round. Kinda hard to be a bust coming off the injury that guy suffered before playing a game in the NFL. Back to your basements now idiots.

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