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San Francisco 49ers Cut Roster Down To 74 Players


On Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers reduced their roster to 74 players. All NFL teams were required to have their rosters set at a maximum of 75 players by 4:00 pm (EST).

Yesterday saw the San Francisco 49ers reduce their roster to 80 players from down from 85. The players waived were QB Scott Tolzien, OL Al Netter, RB D.J. Harper, P Colton Schmidt and LB Joe Holland.

The Niners reduced their roster one player below the maximum amount allowed by the league. The reason for this is because all but two players no longer on the active roster were placed on injured reserved lists.

Wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham were officially placed on the Reserve/Unable to Perform List. They don’t count against the active roster and they cannot be activated until after Week 6 of the season.

Cornerback Chris Culliver was placed on the Injured Reserve List, ending his season. Culliver tore his ACL in his left knee at training camp on August 1.

The Niners placed running back Marcus Lattimore, tackle Luke Marquardt, cornerback Eric Wright and defensive tackles Tank Carradine and Quinton Dial on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List. All but Wright were placed on the list because of injuries sustained before the Niners drafted the players. Wright is on the list because of injuries he suffered before he signed with the team.

Defense tackles Lamar Divens and Lawrence Okoye were waived. If they clear waivers the Niners could sign them to the practice squad.

The final roster cuts for the 49ers, when they must reduce their roster to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List, will be made on August 31.

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