49ers transaction tracker

August 31, 2012, 8:41 pm
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Every NFL team must cut from the 75-player limit to the regular-season roster limit of 53 players. That means 704 players across the NFL will receive bad news.The deadline is Friday, 6 p.m.Special teams and versatility are important on final cutdown date. It appears as if running back Anthony Dixon, a core special-teams player, has worked his way into a roster spot.The 49ers traded special-teamer Colin Jones to the Carolina Panthers for a seventh-round draft pick. Scout.com first reported the trade. The Sacramento Bee first reported the compensation. And the team has informed veteran Rock Cartwright of his release.
This post will be updated throughout the day as confirmed reports of 49ers roster moves surface:--Wide receiver Brett Swain, whom the 49ers signed in the middle of last season, was released, as first reported by Sirius XM. He caught six passes for 63 yards in the exhibition season.Swain does not have practice squad eligibility based on the 16 games he played for the Green Bay Packers in 2010. A player is not eligible for the practice squad if he is on the active list for nine or more games in any one season.--Cornerback Anthony Mosley, a source told CSNBayArea.com, and linebacker Joe Holland (San Francisco Chronicle) have been released.--On Saturday, teams will be able to start constructing their eight-player practice squads.MORE TO COME
Here's a list of the 49ers' known roster moves Friday to reach the 53-player limit:Trade
S Colin Jones to Carolina Panthers for seventh-round draft pickWaived
RB Rock Cartwright
LB Joe Holland
CB Anthony Mosley
WR Brett Swain
49ers current roster
11-Alex Smith
7-Colin Kaepernick
1-Josh Johnson
3-Scott TolzienRunning backs
21-Frank Gore
32-Kendall Hunter
45-Brandon Jacobs
23-LaMichael James
49-Bruce Miller
24-Anthony DixonWide receivers
15-Michael Crabtree
84-Randy Moss
82-Mario Manningham
19-Ted Ginn
10-Kyle Williams
17-A.J. Jenkins
89-Nathan Palmer
81-Chris OwusuTight ends
85-Vernon Davis
46-Delanie Walker
83-Demarcus Dobbs
88-Konrad Reuland
48-Garrett Celek
47-Kyle NelsonOffensive line
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
91-Ray McDonald
90-Isaac Sopoaga
94-Justin Smith
95-Ricky Jean Francois
92-Will Tukuafu
93-Ian Williams
63-Tony Jerod-EddieOutside linebackers
99-Aldon Smith
55-Ahmad Brooks
98-Parys Haralson
44-Eric Bakhtiari
50-Cam Johnson
47-Ikaika Alama-Francis
41-Kenny RoweInside linebackers
52-Patrick Willis
53-NaVorro Bowman
54-Larry Grant
56-Tavares Gooden
51-Joe Holland
57-Michael WilhoiteCornerbacks
22-Carlos Rogers
25-Tarell Brown
29-Chris Culliver
20-Perrish Cox
26-Tramaine BrockSafeties
38-Dashon Goldson
31-Donte Whitner
27-C.J. Spillman
30-Trenton Robinson
32-Darcel McBath
36-Michael ThomasSpecialists
2-David Akers
4-Andy Lee
86-Brian Jennings