NFL teams were given a 4 p.m. ET deadline to trim their roster to a maximum of 75 players. Of course, this is only the first round of cuts before teams must reduce their roster to the mandated 53.
The San Francisco 49ers are no exception. As of right now, the 49ers have released Lamar Divens and Lawrence Okoye.
Additionally, the 49ers have placed Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Marcus Lattimore, Luke Marquardt and defensive back Eric Wright on the reserved/injured list.
Don't forget that Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham are also on the PUP list, meaning they won't be available until Week 6 of the NFL regular season.
Here is the official press release.
The players mentioned above don't count against the active roster. This bodes well for a few of these players, but expect this list to shorten in the coming weeks.
As the deadline looms for the final roster cut, we can expect to see a few surprise selections. I'm here to make that job easier.
Here are five 49ers likely to receive a pink slip.