49ers post-NFL Draft roster: 5 veterans who may be gone in 2020

C.J. Beathard #3 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco 49ers already engineered some roster turnover during the 2020 NFL Draft, yet the inevitable 53-man roster cuts could result in other veterans let go between now and Week 1.

One of the benefits of the San Francisco 49ers being a Super Bowl-contending team is they have the luxury of parting ways with talent that could ultimately be worthwhile for plenty of other rosters out there.

These are always tough decisions, of course. But there were numerous examples of the Niners parting ways with players they no longer saw as part of the team’s future plans during the 2020 NFL Draft. During the three-day draft event, San Francisco traded away running back Matt Breida to the Miami Dolphins, then moved wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 49ers offseason roster is set at 90 players. And while there could be a number of smaller moves between now and the start of training camp, it’s likely the vast majority of players will carry over into the preseason.

But what about when the 53-man roster is announced?

Unlike many of the previous years since general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan took over, the 2020 roster-cut decisions will extremely difficult, often parting ways with players who stand an excellent chance to make the regular-season squad simply due to the mathematics of it all.

And this will ultimately mean parting ways with veteran talent, particularly if San Francisco has a good deal of resources available elsewhere at the position.

A number of players currently sit on the roster bubble, and there are almost always shocking cuts, too. So with that as a backdrop, here are five veteran players who are in high danger of not making it with the squad when Week 1 rolls round.