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Sources: 49ers release Harris, Cannon

Sources: 49ers release Harris, Cannon

The 49ers will make at least two roster moves after the team held its rookie minicamp over the weekend.

The 49ers released veteran running back DuJuan Harris and undrafted rookie receiver KD Cannon, sources confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area. It is not known if there are other cuts to the 90-man roster, in addition to Harris and Cannon.

Harris, a six-year NFL pro, appeared in 10 games for the 49ers last season. He carried 38 times for 138 yards while catching eight passes for 115 yards.

Since originally signing with the 49ers on Dec. 22, 2015, he was released and re-signed three times. He recently signed a one-year contract with the 49ers as a non-tendered restricted free agent.

The 49ers also waived Cannon, who ranks No. 3 in Baylor history in receptions (195), receiving yards (3,113) and touchdowns (27). There were 32 wide receivers selected in the NFL draft. The 49ers chose Louisiana Tech slot receiver Trent Taylor in the fifth round.

The 49ers decided to quickly move on from Cannon after seeing him on the practice field and in the meeting room – even after guaranteeing him $45,000 as an undrafted rookie.

UPDATED: The 49ers will sign offensive lineman Richard Levy of UConn, who was one of 56 players who took part in a tryout during rookie minicamp in Santa Clara over the weekend, a league source told NBC Sports Bay Area. Levy is listed at 6 foot 6, 316 pounds. The 49ers will also sign safety Chanceller James of Boise State, reports the Sacramento Bee. James is listed at 6-2, 208.

NFC playoff picture: Where 49ers stand in hopes of earning top seed

NFC playoff picture: Where 49ers stand in hopes of earning top seed

The 49ers bounced back in nail-biting fashion Sunday with their 36-26 win over the Cardinals at Levi's Stadium. 

San Francisco improved to 9-1 on the season after suffering its first loss of the season last week against the Seahawks. The final six weeks of the season will be extremely tough, but the 49ers still control their destiny in the NFC.

After Week 11, here is how the NFC playoff picture looks.

  1. San Francisco 49ers (9-1)
  2. Green Bay Packers (8-2)
  3. New Orleans Saints (8-2)
  4. Dallas Cowboys (6-4)
  5. Seattle Seahawks (8-2) 
  6. Minnesota Vikings (8-3)

 

Nothing has changed in the NFC over the past two weeks regarding the playoff picture, but that doesn't mean this will be the order come January. All but one team on the 49ers' remaining schedule appear to at least be playoff hopefuls. 

The 49ers and Packers will meet for an epic clash this upcoming week on "Sunday Night Football" at Levi's Stadium. A loss and Seahawks win over the Eagles would drop San Francisco out of the top spot in the NFC as a whole, and the NFC West. 

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It doesn't get much easier after the Packers game, too. The 49ers still have to face the Ravens (8-2), Saints, Falcons (3-7), Rams (6-4) and Seahawks. 

San Francisco has a brutal path to the playoffs but this team has shown resiliency in recent weeks. If QB Jimmy Garoppolo can continue to improve with rookie receiver Deebo Samuel emerging and the defense still one of the best in the league, the 49ers should have what it takes to push for a high seed in the NFC.

49ers become first NFL team to cash OVER bet with win vs. Cardinals

49ers become first NFL team to cash OVER bet with win vs. Cardinals

The 49ers made a lot of people happy Sunday, and not just their hordes of fans who exploded when Jeff Wilson Jr. scored with 31 seconds left to beat the Cardinals at Levi's Stadium.

The win showed the 49ers can bounce back from defeat, and it also made coach Kyle Shanahan's team the first to cash an OVER ticket on win totals this season. The 49ers' OVER/UNDER closed at eight wins, and they now sit at 9-1 after the 36-26 win over Arizona.

Run to the window and cash those tickets, Niner backers.

The NFL has a few teams that can hit their OVER with wins in Week 12.

The Ravens, Seahawks and Bills each can hit their OVER with Ws next week. The Ravens and Seahawks both closed at 8.5, while the 7-3 Bills closed at seven and have at least guaranteed backers a push.

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As for the Raiders, their number was a six before it was taken off the board when Antonio Brown went on a guerilla campaign to get himself released. If you bet the OVER prior to that, then you can cash your ticket if the 6-4 Raiders beat the Jets next Sunday. 

Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa and Co. have filled some people's pockets with extra Christmas money. Now, they must focus on the bigger picture starting with a Week 12 showdown with the Packers at Levi's Stadium.