Matt Maiocco

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SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers will open the season with five wide receivers on their 53-man roster after veterans Lavelle Hawkins and Austin Collie did not survive the team's last round of scheduled cu

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Long-snapper Brian Jennings figured to set the franchise record for most consecutive games played when the 49ers open the regular season next Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

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Editor's note: The 49ers must trim their roster from 75 players to reach the NFL's regular-season limit of 53 players by 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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This much is known: Veteran Seneca Wallace had no chance to stick with the 49ers after coach Jim Harbaugh announced Colt McCoy would start the season as the team's backup quarterback.

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Kyle Williams is expected to open the season as the 49ers' punt returner, as LaMichael James sustained a knee injury Thursday night that is estimated to keep him out of action for three weeks.

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