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September 2, 2010
A look at who's practice-squad eligible

The bewitching hour is Saturday at 1 p.m. That's the deadline by which the 49ers and every other team in the league must trim 22 spots from their roster. The 49ers could do it as early as tomorrow. Some of the decisions ride on whether a player can be kept around a developed on the practice squad. Generally speaking, here's who can be on the eight-man squad:

• A. Players who do not have an accrued NFL season of free agent credit; or
• B. Players who have one or more accrued seasons, but who were on the 45-player Active List for fewer than nine regular season games during each of such accrued seasons; or
• C. Players who have not been on a practice squad more than two seasons

Obviously, all rookies are eligible, although it seems as if the team's eight-man draft class has secured spots on the 53-man roster. Some players the 49ers could be eying for the practice squad: receiver Kevin Jurovich, linebacker Keaton Kristick, tackle Matt Kopa. And if they don't make the active roster, you can bet the 49ers would want Curtis Taylor, Khalif Mitchell and Alex Boone to land on the practice-squad.

Rookies:
Jarrett Brown
Kyle Williams
Kevin Jurovich
Bobby Guillory
Taylor Mays
Tramaine Brock
Anthony Dixon
Phillip Adams
Chris Maragos
Keaton Kristick
Mike Balogun
Navorro Bowman
Matt Kopa
Anthony Davis
Mike Iupati
Nate Byham
Will Tukuafu

Veterans:
Nate Davis
Curtis Taylor
Jehuu Caulcrick
Brit Miller
J.J. Finley
Diyral Briggs
Bruce Davis
Cody Wallace
Alex Boone
Derek Walker
Brian de la Puente
Ricky Jean-Francois
Khalif Mitchell

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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