49ers cuts include Lavelle Hawkins, Austin Collie and Brian Jennings


Brian Jennings did the long snapping for the 49ers for more than a decade, but he won’t be doing it in 2013.

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that Jennings is among the players that the 49ers are dispatching on their way to their initial 53-man roster of the 2013 season. Kevin McDermott is the only long snapper currently on the 49ers’ roster and keeping him instead of Jennings would save the team more than $500,000 in salary.

Another CSN Bay Area report underlines how initial the 53-man rosters turned in today will be. The 49ers are reportedly expected to sign fullback Owen Marecic, who played for 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh at Stanford before being drafted (and released this week) by the Browns.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that veteran wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins has been cut as well, who made some big plays in the preseason but also earned the ire of Harbaugh for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. The Sacramento Bee adds that Austin Collie and Chad Hall are also out of the running for a spot on the receiver depth chart, leaving Kyle Williams, Anquan Boldin, Marlon Moore, Quinton Patton and Jon Baldwin as the five receivers likely to be on the roster come the end of the day Saturday.

The team has also reportedly cut two 2013 seventh-round picks, cornerback Marcus Cooper and tackle Carter Bykowski. Linebacker Travis Johnson, safety Michael Thomas, fullback Jason Schepler, safety Trenton Robinson, guard Wayne Tribue and wide receiver Kassim Osgood are the other cuts that have either been announced by the players via Twitter or reported by the sources quoted above.

9 responses to “49ers cuts include Lavelle Hawkins, Austin Collie and Brian Jennings

  1. Harbaugh should have had a “come to jesus” meeting with Hawkins instead of cutting him….if not as a receiver, his special teams skills should have been the reason to keep him.

  2. Sad to see Jennings go. One of, if not the best to ever play the LS position – 13 seasons and not one bad snap. Plus, a great character who’s KNBR appearances always made me laugh. Hope he gets signed if he wishes to continue playing.

  3. Woooow redskin fan…everybody who watches football will tell u kapp is way better than rg3…lol
    Has rg3 been to a superbowl????nooooo theres ur answer…rg3 will be good for 1 hit…..the dudes career is over
    gooooo niners

  4. go ahead bottom feeders feeD off the former niner players, including your second rate redskin franchise ILOGICALVOICE.

    rg3 is not a better qb than kap, hes talented but i highly doubt he’ll be back 100% after his injury atleast not this season, and also shanahan will put him in danger and bottom line the dude is not AP. GO NINERS!

  5. Kaep certainly has more upside than RGIII.
    You won’t see the Redskins in any Super Bowl anytime soon. Sorry to see Hawkins go – I thought it was significant that after his touchdown last Thursday you could see him talking to Harbaugh about his NON-celebration. He’s pretty versatile. There is a lot of good material for the other teams to pick up from the 49er cuts.

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