49ers make cuts to 75-player limit

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49ers make cuts to 75-player limit

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers waived rookie offensive lineman Jason Slowey, a sixth-round draft pick from Western Oregon, as teams were required to cut to the 75-player limit.Slowey saw limited action during the exhibition season, as the 49ers attempted to convert him to center. He missed some practices due to a leg injury and he slid further down the depth chart.The 49ers also waived wide receiver Joe Hastings, an undrafted free agent last season who remained on the practice squad and was promoted to the 53-man roster late in the season. Hastings sustained a hamstring injury on the second day of training camp and never practiced or played in an exhibition game.
Here's a list of all the 49ers' roster moves Monday to reach the 75-player limit:Waived
--FB Cameron Bell (Northern Illinois)
--OLB Kourtnei Brown (Clemson)
--DL Patrick Butrym (Wisconsin)
--WR Ben Hannula (San Diego)
--WR Joe Hastings (Washburn)
--DL Matthew Masifilo (Stanford)
--DB Cory Nelms (Miami)
--DB Deante' Purvis (UNLV)
--TE Joe Sawyer (Southwestern Oklahoma State)
--OL Jason Slowey (Western Oregon)
--K Giorgio Tavecchio (Cal)
--WR Brian Tyms (Florida A&M)ReservePhysically unable to perform
(Player ineligible for first six weeks of the regular season)
--OLB Darius Fleming (Notre Dame)ReserveNon-football injury list
(Player ineligible for first six weeks of the regular season)
--RB Jewel Hampton (Southern Illinois) The 49ers' final exhibition game is against the San Diego Chargers at Candlestick Park, Thursday, 7 p.m. On Friday, at 6 p.m., all NFL teams must be down to the regular-season roster limit of 53 players. 49ERS 75-PLAYER ROSTER
Quarterbacks (4)
11-Alex Smith
7-Colin Kaepernick
1-Josh Johnson
3-Scott TolzienRunning backs (7)
21-Frank Gore
32-Kendall Hunter
45-Brandon Jacobs
23-LaMichael James
49-Bruce Miller
24-Anthony Dixon
28 Rock CartwrightWide receivers (9)
15-Michael Crabtree
84-Randy Moss
82-Mario Manningham
19-Ted Ginn
10-Kyle Williams
17-A.J. Jenkins
89-Nathan Palmer
81-Chris Owusu
18-Brett SwainTight ends (6)
85-Vernon Davis
46-Delanie Walker
40-Demarcus Dobbs
88-Konrad Reuland
48-Garrett Celek
47-Kyle NelsonOffensive line (13)
74-Joe Staley
77-Mike Iupati
59-Jonathan Goodwin
75-Alex Boone
76-Anthony Davis
68-Leonard Davis
67-Daniel Kilgore
66-Joe Looney
78-Mike Person
65-Al Netter
61-Chase Beeler
71-Derek Hall
69-Kenny WigginsDefensive line (7)
91-Ray McDonald
90-Isaac Sopoaga
94-Justin Smith
95-Ricky Jean Francois
92-Will Tukuafu
93-Ian Williams
63-Tony Jerod-EddieOutside linebackers (7)
99-Aldon Smith
55-Ahmad Brooks
98-Parys Haralson
41-Kenny Rowe
44-Eric Bakhtiari
50-Cam Johnson
47-Ikaika Alama-FrancisInside linebackers (6)
52-Patrick Willis
53-NaVorro Bowman
54-Larry Grant
56-Tavares Gooden
51-Joe Holland
57-Michael WilhoiteCornerbacks (6)
22-Carlos Rogers
25-Tarell Brown
26-Tramaine Brock
20-Perrish Cox
29-Chris Culliver
33-Anthony MosleySafeties (7)
38-Dashon Goldson
31-Donte Whitner
27-C.J. Spillman
30-Trenton Robinson
43-Colin Jones
32-Darcel McBath
36-Michael ThomasSpecialists (3)
2-David Akers
4-Andy Lee
86-Brian Jennings

49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms

49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers are reportedly adding a fourth quarterback to their 90-man roster.

Nick Mullens a four-year starter at Southern Mississippi, agreed to terms with the 49ers after the conclusion of the Saturday’s NFL draft, he told the Hattiesburg American.

As a senior, Mullens completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,272 yards with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Mullens joins a quarterback group that includes starter Brian Hoyer, backup Matt Barkley and third-round draft pick C.J. Beathard.

Other reported 49ers free-agent agreements include:

--RB Matt Breida, Georgia Southern: In three seasons at Georgia Southern, Breida rushed for 3,740 yards and 37 touchdowns while averaging 6.9 yards a carry. (Tampa Bay Times)

--OL Erik Magnuson, Michigan: Magnuson (6-6, 305) was a first-team All-Big Ten performer who started every game at right tackle. He announced on Twitter that he has agreed to terms with the 49ers.

--WR Kendrick Bourne, Eastern Washington: He caught 211 passes for 3,130 yards and 27 touchdowns in his four-year career. Bourne (6-1, 203) had his best season as a senior, with 79 receptions for 1,201 yards and seven touchdowns. Eastern Washington announced Bourne’s three-year contract.

--OT Darrell Williams Jr., Western Kentucky: Williams (6-5, 315) started 41 games. He played his final two seasons at right tackle after moving from right guard. Western Kentucky announced the contract agreement with the 49ers.

--WR KD Cannon, Baylor: Cannon caught 195 passes for 3,113 and 27 touchdowns in his three-year career. He turned pro after a junior season in which he caught 87 passes for 1,215 yards and 13 touchdowns. He announced his contract agreement with the 49ers via Twitter.

--DB Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis (PA): Jerome, a Senior Bowl invite, was named first-team FCS All-American. He intercepted six passes in 2016 with 59 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 11 pass break-ups. He added a touchdown on a kickoff return. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

--LB Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado (Denver Post)

--OL J.P. Flynn, Montana (NEPatriotsdraft.com)

--DE Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia (NEPatriotsdraft.com)

--TE Cole Hikutini, Louisville (NFL Network)

--LB Donavin Newsom, Missouri (Columbia Daily Tribune)

--WR Victor Bolden, Oregon State (Bolden via Twitter)

Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block

Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers explored trade options for veteran tight end Vance McDonald during the three-day draft, but he is scheduled be back with the team when the club reports Monday for the fourth week of the offseason program.

“I think that’s the reality of new regimes coming, new schemes,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said Saturday at the conclusion the seven-round draft. “That’s not to say that he can’t fit into our scheme. Frankly, we received some interest from some other people, then we did explore some options throughout the league with Vance. Nothing ended up happening, so Vance will come back and have an opportunity to compete.”

Coach Kyle Shanahan said he called McDonald on Friday night to keep him updated on the team’s though process in pursuing trade options. McDonald was at his brother’s wedding, Shanahan said, so he left him a long voice message. McDonald responded Saturday morning with a text. Shanahan said the two men will speak on Monday in Santa Clara.

“We did take over a 2-14 team,” Shanahan said. “We don’t feel all the answers are here right now. We have a lot of work to do. We need to improve in any way possible. And we’re going to do that. We’re going to do that from an organizational standpoint. How can we improve the building? How can we improve the coaching staff? How can we improve the personnel department? How can we improve the players?

“Just from Vance’s text back, I think people understand that. I think it does make sense. I don’t think that’s something personal.”

Former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke signed off on a five-year contract extension for McDonald in December that consisted of a $7 million signing bonus. McDonald appeared in 11 games last season, catching 24 passes for 391 yards and four touchdowns. The 49ers acquired McDonald as a second-round draft pick 2013. In 48 career games, McDonald has 64 receptions for 866 yards and seven touchdowns.

The 49ers signed veteran tight end Logan Paulsen in the offseason. On Saturday, the 49ers selected Iowa tight end George Kittle in the fifth round of the draft. Kittle joins fellow tight ends McDonald, Garrett Celek, Paulsen, Blake Bell and Je’Ron Hamm on the 49ers’ 90-man roster.