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August 31, 2013
Final cut: 49ers trimming roster to 53; Brian Jennings cut

The 49ers roster, which stood at 75 players on Friday, must be down to 53 by 3 p.m. today. Because defensive end Demarcus Dobbs is suspended for Week 1 he will not count against a roster spot for the opening week.

It's important to remember that there typically is roster shuffling over the next few days. The 49ers, for instance, added a quarterback, Troy Smith, after cut-down day in 2010 and another quarterback, Scott Tolzien, after cut-down day in 2011. That is, a player on the 53-man squad on Saturday afternoon may not necessarily be there on Sunday afternoon.

The 49ers can begin building an eight-man practice squad tomorrow.

The cut list so far:

ILB Travis Johnson* (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
S Michael Thomas. Practice-squad eligible: Yes
FB Jason Schepler* (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
S Trenton Robinson. Practice-squad eligible: Yes
G Wayne Tribue. Practice-squad eligible: Yes
WR Lavelle Hawkins.* Practice-squad eligible: No
WR Kassim Osgood. Practice-squad eligible: No
LS Brian Jennings. Practice-squad eligible: No
**T Carter Bykowski (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
**CB Marcus Cooper (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
WR Austin Collie. Practice-squad eligible: No
WR Chad Hall. Practice-squad eligible: No
CB Darryl Morris^ (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes
OL Patrick Omameh (R). Practice-squad eligible: Yes

* reported by The San Francisco Chronicle
^ reported by CSN Bay Area
** Bykowski and Cooper were 2013 drafts picks. Both were selected in the seventh round.
R - rookie

-- 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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