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August 31, 2013
49ers trim 21 players; roster at 53

49ers current roster:

Offense: 24
QBs (3) Colin Kaepernick, Colt McCoy, B.J. Daniels.
RBs (5) Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James, Bruce Miller, Anthony Dixon
WRs (5) Anquan Boldin, Marlon Moore, Kyle Williams, Quinton Patton, Jon Baldwin
TEs (3) Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek
OL (8) Joe Staley, Anthony Davis, Alex Boone, Mike Iupati, Jonathan Goodwin, Daniel Kilgore, Joe Looney, Adam Snyder

Defense: 26
DL (6): Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Ian Williams, Glenn Dorsey, Will Tukuafu, Tony Jerod-Eddie
ILBs (5): Patrick Willis, NaVorro Bowman, Michael Wilhoite, Nicky Moody, Nate Stupar
OLBS (5): Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Dan Skuta, Corey Lemonier, Cam Johnson
CBs (5): Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, Nnamdi Asomugha, Tramaine Brock, Perrish Cox
Ss (5): Donte Whitner, Eric Reid, Craig Dahl, C.J. Spillman, Ray Ventrone

Special teams: 3
Punter: Andy Lee
Kicker: Phil Dawson
Longsnapper: Kevin McDermott

* Demarcus Dobbs is serving a one-week suspension and is on the Reserve/Suspended List. He does not count currently against the 49ers' 53-man roster.
** The 49ers are expected to add FB Owen Marecic, meaning one of the players above will have to be cut.

Players cut today:
T Carter Bykowski (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
CB Marcus Cooper (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
WR Austin Collie. Practice-squad eligible: No
TE MarQueis Gray (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
WR Chad Hall. Practice-squad eligible: No
RB Jewel Hampton. Practice-squad eligible: Yes
WR Lavelle Hawkins. Practice-squad eligible: No
LB Joe Holland. Practice-squad eligible: Yes
WR Chuck Jacobs (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
LS Brian Jennings. Practice-squad eligible: No
ILB Travis Johnson (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
CB Darryl Morris (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
OL Patrick Omameh (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
WR Kassim Osgood. Practice-squad eligible: No
DL Mike Purcell (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
S Trenton Robinson. Practice-squad eligible: Yes
FB Jason Schepler (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
S Michael Thomas. Practice-squad eligible: Yes
G Wayne Tribue. Practice-squad eligible: Yes
QB Seneca Wallace. Practice-squad eligible: No
OL Kenny Wiggins. Practice-squad eligible: Yes

R -- rookie

-- Matt 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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