49ers announce 20 cuts to get to 53-man limit
The 49ers reduced their roster to the 53-man limit just minutes ago, but that does not mean everybody with the team today will still be here on Sunday.
The 49ers released T Jacob Bender, T Alex Boone, WR Dobson Collins, DL Pannel Egboh, TE J.J. Finley, CB Eric Green, OL Kyle Howard, CB Terrail Lambert, FB Brit Miller, NT/OT Khalif Mitchell, LB Jay Moore, TE Bear Pascoe, WR Maurice Price, FB Bill Rentmeester, LB Justin Roland, RB Kory Sheets, OL Matt Spanos, OL Joe Toledo, LB Mark Washington and WR Dominique Zeigler.
The surprise was that neither Pascoe nor Finley made the team. Both have practice-squad eligibility. Pascoe was the only draft pick to get cut. Seventh-round picks Ricky Jean-Francois and Curtis Taylor both made the team.
Linebacker Diyral Briggs played his way onto the roster with a strong performance last night in San Diego.
The 49ers are expected to scour the waiver wire for help, particularly for backups at fullback and offensive tackle, as well as a blocking tight end. If/when draft pick Michael Crabtree signs with the 49ers, the club will have to create a roster space for him, too. Because he is unsigned, he does not count against the team’s 53-man limit.