SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers began to trim their roster Thursday, as the team announced they waived cornerback Curtis Holcomb.
Holcomb, a seventh-round pick in 2011, was plagued with injuries during his 49ers tenure. He sustained a ruptured left Achilles tendon during a conditioning test last July that put an early end to his rookie campaign, requiring season-ending surgery.
And Wednesday was his first training camp practice in over a week after he missed the seven prior with an undisclosed injury. He saved a touchdown in his return with a nice defensive play to get Delanie Walker out of bounds before breaking the end zone plane.
Holcomb, 23, was buried on the 49ers first depth chart, released Monday, behind Carlos Rogers, Tramaine Brock and Perrish Cox on the left side.
The 49ers entered training camp with 90 players and need to trim their roster to 53 for the start of the regular season.