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49ers cut roster down to 80 players ahead of training camp

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The 49ers announced the following roster moves to trim their number of players on the active roster to 80 for the start of training camp:

The following players have been placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List:

Pos.          Name                              

DL             Ronald Blair III

WR           Shawn Poindexter

C               Weston Richburg

DL             Kentavius Street

DL             Jullian Taylor

The following players have been placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury List:

Pos.          Name                              

DB            D.J. Reed Jr.

WR           Deebo Samuel

The following five players have been waived:

Pos.          Name                              

LB             Joey Alfieri

CB            Jermaine Kelly

S               Derrick Kindred

OL             Ray Smith

QB            Broc Rutter

The following player has been waived/Non-Football Injury:

Pos.          Name                              

WR           Chris Finke

The following player has been waived/Non-Football Illness:

Pos.          Name                              

DL             Willie Henry Jr.


The five players on the physically unable to perform list and non-football injury list are considered part of the active roster, and can be activated at any time during training camp. If any of those players remain on the list at the start of the regular season, they would have to sit out a minimum of six weeks. This is significant for Samuel, who general manager John Lynch said on KNBR Tuesday is likely to miss the start of the regular season with a Jones fracture in his foot.

Among the seven players cut by the 49ers was Broc Rutter, a stud Division III quarterback who won the Gagliardi Trophy (D-III’s Heisman), with 56 TD, 5 INT, 4,591 passing yards (71 percent passing) and a national championship in his senior season.


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