We’ll keep a running tally of 49ers’ roster moves here, which means the faster you hit refresh, the faster you’ll find out who’ll back up Kyle Williams as back-up punt returner.
Colin Jones Traded
The 49ers have traded safety Colin Jones to the Carolina Panthers for what appears to be a 2014 7th Round pick. As @49erholics points out, the Panthers are without a 2013 7th Round pick after trading it to Oakland for receiver Louis Murphy.
Could the moving of Jones be a good sign for Darcel McBath?
Rock Cartwright Released
In what appears to be a stunning victory for Anthony “Boobie” Dixon, the 49ers have cut Rock Cartwright. Cartwright, who was expected to take over the role vacated by Blake Costanza as special teams ace, gracefully thanked the 49ers via Twitter.
Brett Swain Released
Adam Caplan is reporting that the 49ers have cut receiver Brett Swain. Caplan also speculates that the team will keep six wide-outs.
Joe Holland and Anthony Mosley Cut
Konrad Reuland Cut
Per Matt Maiocco, Konrad Reuland, who spent last season on the 49ers’ practice squard, has been cut. He has practice squad eligibility.
Eric Bakhtiari Released
According to Matt Barrows, outside linebacker Eric Bakhtiari has been released. This may be the most unexpected cut yet, as Bakhtiari led the outside linebacker-thin 49ers in sacks this preseason.
Chris Owusu Released
Wide receiver Chris Owusu has been released, per Eric Branch. Owusu is practice-squad eligible.
Micheal Wilhoite Released
Linebacker Micheal Wilhoite’s agent, Davi Canter, has tweeted that his client will be released and resigned to the practice squad if unclaimed.
Per Matt Barrows and Kyle Bonagura, the team has released wide receiver Nathan Palmer and safety Michael Thomas, both of whom are practice-squad eligible.
Offensive lineman Mike Person and Al Netter have been cut, as well as outside linebacker Cam Johnson.
According to sources, both quarterback Scott Tolzien and tight end Garrett Celek have made the team.
The team has announced the releasing of quarterback Josh Johnson, offensive linemen Kenny Wiggins and Derek Hall, defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie, outside linebackers Kenny Rowe and Ikaika Alma-Francis.
The Final 53
QB: Alex Smith / Colin Kaepernick / Scott Tolzien
RB: Frank Gore / Kendall Hunter / Brandon Jacobs / LaMichael James
FB: Bruce Miller / Anthony Dixon
WR: Michael Crabtree / Kyle Williams / A.J. Jenkins
WR: Mario Manningham / Tedd Gin Jr / Randy Moss
LT: Joe Staley
LG: Mike Iupati / Joe Looney
C: Jonathan Goodwin / Daniel Kilgore
RG: Alex Boone / Leonard Davis
RT: Anthony Davis
TE: Vernon Davis / Delanie Walker / Garrett Celek
LDT: Ray McDonald / Ricky Jean Francois / Demarcus Dobbs
NT: Isaac Sopoaga / Ian Williams
RDT: Justin Smith / Will Tukuafu
OLB: Ahmad Brooks / Parys Haralson
ILB: NaVorro Bowman / Larry Grant,
ILB: Patrick Willis / Tavares Gooden
OLB: Aldon Smith
LCB: Carlos Rogers / Perrish Cox / Tramaine Brock
RCB: Tarell Brown / Chris Culliver
FS: Dashon Goldson / C.J. Spillman
SS: Donte Whitner / Trenton Robinson / Darcel McBath
P: Andy Lee
K: David Akers
LS: Brian Jennings