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49ers 2020 roster cut tracker: Who's staying, who's going

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As the start of the regular season looms, all NFL teams must trim their active rosters from the 80-player limit to 53 by Saturday, 1 p.m.

The 49ers had 80 players under contract, including linebacker Fred Warner, who does not count on the roster while on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Here is a running look at the moves the 49ers are making to reach their regular-season limit:

The 49ers announced the following moves on Saturday afternoon:

Waived/injured OL Ross Reynolds

Activated from non-football injury WR Deebo Samuel

Reserve/physically unable to perform DL Ronald Blair III C Weston Richburg DL Jullian Taylor

Waived DL Alex Barrett WR River Cracraft S Johnathan Cyprien DL Darrion Daniels LB Evan Foster OL Hroniss Grasu TE MarQueis Gray TE Chase Harrell CB Tim Harris Jr. RB JaMycal Hasty FB Josh Hokit WR Jauan Jennings CB Dontae Johnson OL Jaryd Jones-Smith DL Dion Jordan DL Cameron Malveaux S Jared Mayden WR Shawn Poindexter OL Dakoda Shepley OL William Sweet CB Jamar Taylor LB Joe Walker WR Kevin White

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These are the moves that we kept track of as the day progressed:

LB Joe Walker

Walker, who started 11 games for the Arizona Cardinals last season, was released, reports Matt Barrows of the Athletic. Walker was competing for a spot for a backup job at inside linebacker.


WR Shawn Poindexter

Poindexter told NBC Sports Bay Area that the club informed him of his release. Currently, the team does not plan to re-sign him to the practice squad, but they will remain in contact with him throughout the season.

RB JaMycal Hasty

Hasty, an undrafted rookie from Baylor, was waived, reports The Athletic. Hasty had an impressive training camp as a third-down back. He would be ticketed to the team's practice squad if he clears waivers.

LB Fred Warner

Warner, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, will remain on that list at least into Sunday, NBC Sports Bay Area has learned. That means the 49ers' starting middle linebacker will not count toward a spot on the 49ers' initial 53-man roster. Warner can be cleared off the list at any point before the opener and be eligible to play against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 13.

DB Evan Foster

Foster, whom the 49ers signed on Aug. 19, was waived, reports Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. Foster is an undrafted rookie who played linebacker at Syracuse.

OL Ross Reynolds

Reynolds, who has not practiced since Aug. 23 due to a bone bruise in his leg, was waived/injured, reports NBC Sports Bay Area's Jennifer Lee Chan. When Reynolds returns to health, he is a candidate to join the practice squad.

WR Deebo Samuel

Samuel, who opened training camp on the non-football injury list after undergoing surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his left foot, will be activated to the 53-man roster, NBC Sports Bay Area has learned. Samuel will be eligible to play Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals.

DL Ronald Blair

Blair will begin the season on the physically unable to perform list, agent Chafie Fields told NBC Sports Bay Area. The 49ers were hoping Blair would be available for the start of the regular season. He sustained a torn ACL in his right knee in a November game against Seattle. He must sit out the first six weeks of the regular season.

WR Jauan Jennings

Jennings announced on social media that the 49ers waived him on Saturday morning. Jennings was a seventh-round draft pick from Tennessee who could be ticketed for a return to the organization on the practice squad.

FB Josh Hokit

The 49ers waived undrafted rookie fulback Josh Hokit, reports David Lombardi of The Athletic. Hokit had a good camp and saw a lot of action with the first-team offense after starter Kyle Juszczyk was sidelined with a hamstring injury.

OL Dakoda Shepley

The 49ers informed Shepley of his release. But, assuming he clears waives, the 49ers plan to offer him a spot on the practice squad. Shepley's agent, Ray Haija, told NBC Sports Bay Area that Shepley liked his weeklong experience with the club and will not entertain offers from other teams for spots on their practice squad. The 49ers signed the former Canadian Football League standout on Aug. 30.

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C Weston Richburg

--The 49ers will place center Richburg on reserve/physically unable to perform, general manager John Lynch confirmed Thursday on KNBR. Richburg, who sustained a torn patellar tendon in the 49ers' Dec. 8 game at New Orleans, will be ineligible to practice or play for the first six weeks of the season.


CB Jamar Taylor

--The 49ers on Friday released veteran cornerback Taylor, 29. He is a seven-year pro who has played for Miami, Cleveland, Arizona, Denver, Atlanta and Seattle throughout his career. The 49ers could bring him back to the practice squad. This season, practice squads around the league have been expanded to 16 players, and teams are allowed to keep up to six players with any level of NFL experience.