Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Quick look at 49ers' 80-man roster
By Mike Sando
The San Francisco 49ers avoided surprises in releasing seven players to comply with the 80-man NFL roster limit in effect Tuesday.
Punter Sam Paulescu, receiver Tyler Beiler, receiver Kevin Jurovich, running back Seth Smith, linebacker Scott McKillop, tackle Nick Howell and center Donovan Edwards received waivers, according to Matt Maiocco.
The team now must reduce to 53 players by Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.
The chart compares current 49ers roster counts by position to those from Week 1 last season.
Braylon Edwards' status for Week 1 is one variable to watch as teams reduce to 53 players. If Edwards' guilty plea in a 2010 DUI case invites an NFL suspension, he would not count against the 53-man limit for as long as the suspension was in effect.