The San Francisco 49ers may have cut 21 players and set their initial 53-man roster, but that does not mean they are done making moves. The Niners have worked out former Stanford fullback and Harbaugh favorite Owen Marecic.
Marecic last played for the Cleveland Browns, the team that drafted him in the fourth-round in 2011.
Harbaugh wanted to draft Marecic on draft day, but the Browns picked him before Harbaugh and the Niners could choose him.
We did everything we could to get him here and we came up short on that one. Cleveland got an outstanding football player in Owen Marecic. Like Trent (Baalke) said, I’m going to be, in my mind, associated with Owen Marecic for a long time and following him and his career. I’ll be a fan because I love the way he plays football. I texted him and said we tried. It didn’t happen. That was one that we didn’t get that is a 49er kind of guy and Cleveland will be very happy with him and that was a heck of a job by them. – Jim Harbaugh
There have been reports that the Niners plan to sign him, but as of now he has yet to sign and has just worked out with the Niners. If they do decide to sign him to the 53-man roster, the Niners will have to release a player to make room on the active roster.