Three players the 49ers waived on Tuesday quickly found employment elsewhere on Wednesday.
Nose tackle Mike Purcell, offensive lineman Alex Balducci and defensive end Zach Moore were claimed off waivers and can immediately join their new teams for their offseason programs.
The Los Angeles Rams claimed Purcell, while Balducci landed on the New York Jets and Moore was picked up by the Carolina Panthers. The 49ers waived 13 players on Tuesday to clear room on their 90-man roster for 10 draft picks and 18 players who have agreed to terms as undrafted rookies.
The 18 undrafted free agents are scheduled to sign contracts after reporting to rookie minicamp on Thursday. The 49ers’ rookies will have practices on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 49ers must trim one more spot off their roster to account for all of their rookies.
The 18 undrafted rookies with whom the 49ers have three-year contract agreements, according to sources, are:
QB Nick Mullens, Southern Mississippi
TE Cole Hikutini, Louisville
DB Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis (PA)
RB Matt Breida, Georgia Southern
OL Erik Magnuson, Michigan
WR Kendrick Bourne, Eastern Washington
OT Darrell Williams Jr., Western Kentucky
WR KD Cannon, Baylor
WR Victor Bolden, Oregon State
LB Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado
OL J.P. Flynn, Montana State
DE Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia
LB Donavin Newsom, Missouri
OL Bret Treadway, Lamar
FB Tyler McCloskey, Houston
S Malik Golden, Penn State
OL Evan Goodman, Arizona State
DB Zach Franklin, Washburn