Saturday, July 20, 2013
What 49ers' roster moves mean for players
By Mike Sando
With training camp approaching, the San Francisco 49ers have listed eight players expected to remain on the sideline for the time being.
Linebacker Darius Fleming, running back Kendall Hunter, receiver Mario Manningham and receiver Kyle Williams landed on the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Defensive lineman Tank Carradine, defensive lineman Quinton Dial, running back Marcus Lattimore and tackle Luke Marquardt landed on the active/non-football injury list.
Those players will continue to count against the current 90-man roster limit. The team could activate any once they pass a physical examination. Players still unable to practice when the season starts often land on the reserve/PUP list, which forces them to miss at least the first six games of the season.
All of the players San Francisco listed remain eligible for Week 1 at this point. Lattimore is expected to miss most or all of his rookie season. Williams is expected back sooner. Manningham's status is less clear.
Receiver Michael Crabtree, rehabbing from a torn Achilles' tendon, was not mentioned in that group. He could be a candidate for the injured reserve list with a designation for return after the first eight weeks of the season. Players on various reserve lists do not count against roster limits.
All the players mentioned in this item continue to count against the 90-man limit.