The 49ers played four different quarterbacks against the Vikings on Sunday night and none of them were Scott Tolzien.
If you saw that as an indication of where Tolzien stood in the pecking order at the position, you were right. The 49ers announced Monday afternoon that they waived Tolzien as one of five moves they made to pare down their roster ahead of the Tuesday deadline to get to 75 players.
Tolzien spent the last two years as a third-string quarterback for the 49ers without seeing any regular season action. He was 18-of-34 for 188 yards and an interception in two preseason games this summer, production dismal enough that the 49ers decided to add Seneca Wallace to the group of possible Colin Kaepernick backups with Colt McCoy and B.J. Daniels.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said Sunday night that he feels good about McCoy as the team’s backup, a statement that came on the heels of a report that the Niners were shopping McCoy for a trade. If they do decide to make a deal, it won’t be to free up the next rung on the depth chart for Tolzien.
The 49ers also waived offensive lineman Al Netter, running back D.J. Harper, punter Colton Schmidt and linebacker Joe Holland. The 49ers have 10 more cuts to make to get to 75 players.