49ers cut 12 players

The 49ers just tweeted their first round of roster cuts. There’s only one surprise: They cut their sixth round pick, Jason Slowey.

Here are the cuts:

  • FB Cameron Bell
  • OLB Kourtnei Brown
  • DT Patrick Butrym
  • WR Ben Hannula
  • WR Joe Hastings
  • DT Matthew Masifilo
  • CB Cory Nelms
  • CB Deante’ Purvis
  • TE Joe Sawyer
  • OL Jason Slowey
  • K Giorgio Tavecchio
  • WR Brian Tyms

The 49ers also placed Jewel Hampton on the reserve/non-football injury related list and Darius Flemming (torn ACL) on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

The next round of cuts will be harder and much more dramatic.