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September 1, 2013
Other teams poaching ex 49ers as team begins building practice squad


Because the 49ers had such a loaded roster, other teams were expected to poach their former players following cut-down day. That indeed has been the case today as at least three players were added to other squads' 53-man rosters.

Two players, wide receiver Chad Hall and cornerback Marcus Cooper, were picked up by the Chiefs, according to league sources. Cooper was a seventh-round draft pick, and the 49ers intended to sign him to their practice squad. Hall and Cooper join former 49ers Alex Smith and A.J. Jenkins in Kansas City.

Meanwhile, CSN Bay area reported that undrafted rookie MarQueis Gray, a tight end, was claimed by the Cleveland Browns. Gray, who played quarterback and receiver at the University of Minnesota, also was a practice-squad candidate.

The team intends to sign cornerback Darryl Morris, draft pick Carter Bykowski, an offensive tackle, and six others to their practice squad this afternoon.

Practice squad:
CB Darryl Morris
OT Carter Bykowski
WR Chuck Jacobs
RB Jewel Hampton
OL Patrick Omameh
DL Mike Purcell
S Michael Thomas

-- 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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