Lattimore, Bowman among 49ers' roster moves

Lattimore, Bowman among 49ers' roster moves
August 25, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Marcus Lattimore and NaVorrow Bowman were each placed on the reserve lists. (AP)

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers reached the 75-player limit with the following transactions:

QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson
WR Devon Wylie
RB Jewel Hampton
S D.J. Campbell
P Colton Schmidt
TE Kevin Greene
LB Kion Wilson

Released (veteran)
WR David Reed

Reserve/physically unable to perform
LB NaVorro Bowman
TE Garrett Celek
DL Kaleb Ramsey

Reserve/non-football injury
RB Marcus Lattimore
FB Trey Millard
CB Keith Reaser
G Brandon Thomas

Released off injured reserve
LB Blake Costanzo

The 49ers will enter the final game of the exhibition season with three quarterbacks: Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert and Josh Johnson. Bethel-Thompson was the only of their quarterbacks who had practice-squad eligibility.

Hampton spent the last part of the 2012 season on the 49ers' 53-man roster. He was on the practice squad for the entire 2013 season, but Glenn Winston's strong day might have set him up to take Hampton's spot on the practice squad this season.

Bowman, Lattimore, Celek, Ramsey, Millard, Reaser and Thomas are ineligible to play in the first six weeks of the regular season after they were moved to the reserve lists.

At the end of the sixth week, the 49ers will have five weeks to allow the players to begin to practice. Once a player begins to practice, another three-week window opens. At any time during that period, a player can be elevated to the 53-man roster. At the end of three-week practice window, the team must activate the player, cut him or keep him on the reserve list, which would make him ineligible for the rest of the regular season and playoffs.

Players who report to training camp with injuries sustained playing or practicing while under contract to an NFL team are eligible for PUP. Players who enter the NFL with a pre-existing injury – or who sustain injuries away from the game – qualify for the NFI at the start of training camp.