Cut Down Day

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.

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13 Responses to Cut Down Day

  1. Flavor says:

    Harbaugh with a deal that only goes through 2015. Speculation that an extension is coming. That is fantastic news. I’d extend him through 2018 and make him the highest paid coach in the game. That seems like a no-brainer, right?

  2. Nipper says:

    I hope Dennis survived “Happy Hour” today.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Well, all they did is shuffle guys around on to the IR list.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah,, there;s no way Seneca makes the grade. BJ has done enough to warrant missing the practice squad. The rest is all shuffling til the 31st.

    • NJ49er says:

      The wise moves Baalke made with the Draft in April.
      Injured guys that dropped, who could have excellent value later.

      Our Roster is looking very good for the coming years.

      If guys don’t mend, you continue churning the Draft.

      Like how they keep one slot open on the minimum too, just in case a gem hits the street or the waiver wire.

      • NJ49er says:

        I’d also take the chance on waiving Jennings over releasing McDermott too.
        If the competition is that close, take the younger guy and let someone else gamble with the Cap hit on the waiver claim.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    You’d hate to find out the rook folds under the pressure of being the snapper. One of those majorly unsung positions in all of sports. I think Jennings maybe had 2 bad snaps in 13 years.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Only through 2015, Flav? 3 years left on a 5 year deal, they’ll not do anything until after this season.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    The point being, Harbaugh has set the bar very high for himself. Someone that mercurial could conceivably burn out in a hurry. Not saying it’ll happen, but I’m sure they’ll address this in early 2014, not now. Wait and see how this year goes before offering him a big deal.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    I’m a little iffy on risking Jennings, NJ. Hate to find out in the heat of battle that the long snapper has a case of the yips. Shit, Jennings has had what, 2 bad snaps in 13 years? Frankly I truly remember one.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .

    For your enjoyment as always.

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