49ers release veteran lineman Snyder

49ers release veteran lineman Snyder
August 30, 2014, 11:45 am
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Adam Snyder's release is a bit of a surprise considering he has experience playing all five positions on the offensive line. (USATSI)

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The 49ers on Saturday released veteran offensive lineman Adam Snyder, multiple sources told CSNBayArea.com. The deadline for NFL teams to reduce their rosters to the 53-player limit is 1 p.m.

Snyder is a nine-year veteran who originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2005. He was expected to be the team's backup at center and both guard positions. The move saves the 49ers $1 million in cap space -- Snyder's scheduled salary for 2014.

The 49ers appear ready to open the regular season with just seven healthy offensive linemen. Jonathan Martin is in place as the 49ers' swing tackle, and undrafted rookie Dillon Farrell of New Mexico is in line to win a roster spot as the backup at center and both guard positions.

Rookie center Marcus Martin is not expected to be ready for at least two months after sustaining a knee injury last Sunday in the 49ers' exhibition game against the San Diego Chargers.

The 49ers still have not reached out to holdout Alex Boone, another source told CSNBayArea.com.