B.J. Daniels, Jon Baldwin make 49ers initial 53-man roster


During training camp, the 49ers took a look at a lot of different quarterbacks but they wound up keeping a guy who they took in the seventh round of April’s draft over veterans Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien.

B.J. Daniels made the 53-man roster that the 49ers will take into the rest of Labor Day weekend, joining Colt McCoy on the depth chart behind Colin Kaepernick. He’s joined on the 53-man roster by Jon Baldwin, the wide receiver who disappointed in Kansas City after being a first-round pick in 2011 and who the 49ers acquired in a trade for their own disappointing 2012 first-round pick A.J. Jenkins.

The 49ers made that news public when they confirmed that Wallace and a slew of wide receivers — Austin Collie, Lavelle Hawkins, Chad Hall, Chuck Jacobs and Kassim Osgood — were among the players cut by the 49ers on Saturday. They cut 21 players in all, including longtime long snapper Brian Jennings, with tight end DeMarcus Dobbs going on the reserve/suspended list.

Several of the players cut by the 49ers were reported by other outlets over the course of the afternoon, and the additional seven cuts are tight end MarQueis Gray, running back Jewel Hampton, linebacker Joe Holland, cornerback Darryl Morris, guard Patrick Omameh, nose tackle Mike Purcell and tackle Kenny Wiggins.

5 responses to “B.J. Daniels, Jon Baldwin make 49ers initial 53-man roster

  1. Good for BJ! Surprising though. Very athletic, almost as athletic as Cap. But man, he was as erratic as a passer can get at USF. Grossly inaccurate, and was plain terrible at times. (Very much like another quarterback here in Tampa!) In any case, looks like the niner staff coached him up, and was nice to see him shine in the preseason.

  2. I’m pretty sure someone will take a chance on Hawkins. He had a really good preseason with the 105 yard kick of return and that highlight reel where he caught the ball in the middle while he hurdled over a defender, knock the ball in the air to himself, securing the catch, get rocked by a DB and broke a few tackles and ran for a TD…too bad his unsportsmanlike conducts penalty kinda sealed his fate or maybe there was no room for him.

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