The San Francisco 49ers finalized the 2013 roster over the weekend, whittling down to the 53-man list just before the 6 p.m. EST deadline on August 31. There were few surprises, as the bulk of the team is pretty much set in stone. However, those last 15 or so spots were incredibly competitive and not all the favorites came out ahead.
That being said, this roster is still not 100 percent identical to the one that will be hopefully gearing up for a playoff run in January.
As a whole, the 'Niners were banged up in the offseason, and had knowingly drafted several injured players that were not going to be ready by Week 1. As the 49ers progressively get healthier during the regular season, the no-names on the roster will be at risk of being cut for any one of the following players.
Notables Left Off:
Cornellius Carradine (DT), Quinton Dial (DT), Marcus Lattimore (RB), Luke Marquardt (OT), Eric Wright (CB)
Physically Unable to Perform
Michael Crabtree (WR), Mario Manningham (WR)
Week 1 Suspension
Demarcus Dobbs (DT)
Proceed through the following for an in-depth look, complete with analysis and grades by position, of San Francisco's roster as the team prepares for its Week 1 matchup versus Green Bay.
One term I'm trying to avoid: "Final cuts." The 49ers will make plenty of cuts even after getting down to the 53-man limit by 3 p.m. today.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 31, 2013