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:
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:
DB D.J. Reed Jr.
WR Deebo Samuel
The following five players have been waived:
LB Joey Alfieri
CB Jermaine Kelly
S Derrick Kindred
OL Ray Smith
QB Broc Rutter
The following player has been waived/Non-Football Injury:
WR Chris Finke
The following player has been waived/Non-Football Illness:
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.