49ers release long snapper Ryan Pontbriand

AP

The 49ers announced they released long snapper Ryan Pontbriand Friday.

He was one of three snappers in camp, along with veteran Brian Jennings and Kyle Nelson.

According to 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the apparently diabolical Pontbriand struggled during minicamp.

And because I trust Maiocco implicitly, and would never suspect him of any character assassination, we’ll leave it at that.