Darnell Dockett isn’t the only veteran that failed to make the cut to 53 players with the 49ers.
The team announced Dockett’s release on Friday afternoon along with five other moves that leave the roster at 69 players. They’ll need to pare that number to 53 by Saturday afternoon.
Guard Joe Looney was released, which leaves the team without any players from their 2012 draft class. He was a fourth-round pick of the 49ers and started four of the 19 games he played for the team over the last three years.
Safety Craig Dahl and linebacker Philip Wheeler are gone as well. Dahl restructured his contract for the second straight year and played in every game for the team over the last two seasons, but that wasn’t enough for him to hold onto a roster spot. Wheeler signed with the 49ers after being released by the Dolphins in March after playing just two years of a five-year, $26 million deal.
The 49ers also released wide receiver Isaac Blakeney and offensive lineman Patrick Miller.