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Predicting the 49ers' 53-man Regular Season Roster And Depth Chart

We are less than 24 hours away from learning the San Francisco 49ers’ 53-man roster for the 2013 regular season. The 49ers have to cut 22 players from their roster by 3:00 p.m. (PDT) on August 31.

Stay tuned to Niner Noise on Saturday for the official 53-man roster and depth chart for the upcoming season. We will also provide full analysis on who Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff cut and the players they kept.

Until then, below is Niner Noise’s projection of the regular season roster and depth chart.



Starter: Colin Kaepernick

Backups: Colt McCoy, B.J. Daniels

Running Backs

Starter: Frank Gore

Backups: Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James


Starter: Bruce Miller

Backup: Anthony Dixon

Wide Receivers

Starters: Anquan Boldin, Marlon Moore

Backups: Kyle Williams, Quinton Patton, Jon Baldwin, Lavelle Hawkins

Tight Ends

Starter: Vernon Davis

Backups: Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek

Offensive Linemen

Starters: Joe Staley, Anthony Davis, Jonathan Goodwin, Mike Iupati, Alex Boone

Backups: Joe Looney, Adam Snyder, Daniel Kilgore


Defensive Tackles

Starters: Justin Smith, Ray McDonald

Backups: Demarcus Dobbs, Tony Jerod-Eddie

Nose Tackles

Starter: Ian Williams

Backup: Glenn Dorsey

Inside Linebackers

Starters: Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman

Backups: Michael Wilhoite, Nick Moody

Outside Linebackers

Starters: Ahmad Brooks, Aldon Smith

Backups: Cam Johnson, Corey Lemonier, Dan Skuta


Starters: Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown

Backups: Nnamdi Asomugha, Tramaine Brock, Perrish Cox, Marcus Cooper


Starters: Donte Whitner, Eric Reid

Backups: Craig Dahl, C.J. Spillman



Phil Dawson


Andy Lee

Long Snapper

Brian Jennings

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