This is the first of the blood-letting days in Santa Clara. The Niners need to get to 75 players by 1:00 pm today. With the 5 cuts yesterday (RB D.J. Harper, LB Joe Holland, OG Al Netter, P Colton Schmidt, and QB Scott Tolzien), and the Haralson trade, the Niners are down to 77 players (not including PUP/IR/non-football-injury lists). Per the Niners website, there are 84 guys. I think we need to get rid of 9 guys. Of the 10 WRs, Jacobs would seem destined for the practice squad. Hawkins’ antics may have cost him a spot as well, but his TD was nice. But 30 yards of penalties on 2 plays? You ain’t a rook Lavelle. Adios. Cut guard Patrick Omameh, PS tackle Kenny Wiggins. PS safety Michael Thomas, Stupar, and FB Schepler. Okoye? Sorry. Same with Marquardt. There you have it. 75. Easy peazy. For now. Actually, you can throw in Seneca Wallace as well.
The next cut-down day looks to be pretty brutal though. August 31, 3:00 pm PT, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List. 22 players on a list that isn’t very loaded with fluff. Guys like Crabs will take a PUP spot until he’s ready to go. Same with Manningham. So they will bump a couple guys down the road. Although there will be injuries to swap out guys, certainly. Fringe guys like Darcel McBath will live another year on the IR.
NOTE: Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.