San Francisco 49ers: Immediate 53-Man Roster-Cut Predictions Post-Texans Game

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San Francisco 49ers: Immediate 53-Man Roster-Cut Predictions Post-Texans Game
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General manager Trent Baalke (left) and head coach Jim Harbaugh (right) will have to trim the 49ers' roster down to 53 players by August 30.

The 2014 NFL preseason has now drawn to a close, and the San Francisco 49ers can begin to shift their entire focus to the regular season after defeating the Houston Texans 40-13 on Thursday.

One of the tough parts that head coach Jim Harbaugh, general manager Trent Baalke and the rest of the 49ers' coaching staff will have to deal with is the inevitable trimming of the roster down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on August 30.

San Francisco's roster, which at one time stood at 90 players, has since been whittled down to 75—the players cut are listed by Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News.

Many of these roster cuts make sense given that almost every player who was waived was a long shot to make the team. Some, like linebacker NaVorro Bowman and running back Marcus Lattimore, were obvious shoo-ins for the 49ers' injured lists.

Aside from veteran wideout David Reed, the rest of San Francisco's waived players are all eligible for the practice squad, per David Fucillo of Niners Nation.

But trimming the roster down to 53 players will be an even greater challenge for the coaching staff. A number of these cuts will be tough calls for Harbaugh and Co., and we are certain to see more than one player get cut who otherwise might have been a worthy addition.

Such is the nature of the NFL.

In this slideshow, we try to predict San Francisco's final wave of roster cuts as the team prepares for Week 1 on September 7.

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