49ers' roster could use reinforcements

The San Francisco 49ers' decision to trade Kentwan Balmer leaves them with only eight active defensive linemen, the lowest figure in the league, according to the rosters I maintain.

Now that training camp has passed, it'll be interesting to see whether nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin signs his franchise tender. Franklin could continue to wait, but the 49ers might need to make another roster move. I've got them with only 77 players on their roster, a league low, after parting with Brandon Jones, Glen Coffee and Balmer in recent days.