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.