49ers roster: 4 players who won’t make it through rest of 2022

Jason Verrett #22 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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Kemoko Turay, San Francisco 49ers
Kemoko Turay #53 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) /

No. 3: 49ers EDGE Kemoko Turay

It’s OK if you forgot that fifth-year pro EDGE Kemoko Turay was still on the Niners roster.

San Francisco’s three-game preseason campaign should have revealed a lot about what head coach Kyle Shanahan thought of the former Indianapolis Colts pass-rusher, as Turay was frequently on the field late in those exhibition games and rarely lining up opposite opposing second- or even third-string units.

The 49ers have kept Turay around, as having plenty of pass-rushers is never a bad idea, but it sure appears as if the 27 year old is the 53rd player on a 53-man roster.

Having been active for just three of the Niners’ first eight games is probably indicative of that enough, and he’s frequently a healthy scratch on game day anyway, as was the case in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams:

What’ll likely happen, especially in light of San Francisco expecting a number of injured players to return after the bye in Week 9, is Turay winds up being that back-end player dismissed from the 53-man roster.

He might subsequently sign with the practice squad or be the first name called if another injury arises, but don’t expect Turay to survive the back-end roster cuts between now and Week 18.