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The San Francisco 49ers reached the NFL imposed 53-man roster deadline on Friday. In doing so, the team released QB Josh Johnson. Johnson, originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had played under Niners head coach John Harbaugh in college, so this comes as a bit of a surprise. Johnson was exceptionally accurate in college, throwing 46 touchdowns and just one interception in his senior season under Harbaugh’s tutelage. San Francisco opted to go with Scott Tolzien instead of Johnson as the team’s third quarterback. The 49ers announced the release of 21 players on Friday- LB Ikaika Alama-Francis LB    Eric Bakhtiari RB   Rock Cartwright T     Derek Hall LB    Joe Holland DT   Tony Jerod-Eddie LB    Cam Johnson QB   Josh Johnson DT   Matthew Masifilo CB   Anthony Mosley TE    Kyle Nelson T     Al Netter WR  Chris Owusu WR  Nathan Palmer T     Mike Person TE    Konrad Reuland LB    Kenny Rowe WR  Brett Swain S     Michael Thomas T     Kenny Wiggins LB    Michael Wil

Your 2012 49ers 53 Man Roster…for Now

The cuts are in and the 49ers are now set with their first 53 man roster, which by the time the 49ers face the Packers it will mostly be different. So here are your current 2012 49ers 53 roster. Quarterbacks (3) Alex Smith Colin Kaepernick Scott Tolzien Running back (6) Frank Gore Bruce Miller (FB) Kendall Hunter Brandon Jacobs LaMichael James Anthony Dixon Wide receiver (6) Michael...

49ers sign 8 players to practice squad

The San Francisco 49ers have signed eight players to the practice squad. Two former Stanford starters under coach Jim Harbaugh - safety Michael Thomas and defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo - were among San Francisco's signees announced Saturday. Seventh-round pick Cam Johnson out of Virginia also signed with the practice team. The others were linebacker Michael Wilhoite, wide...

Johnson, Cartwright top list of final cuts

A strong performance against reserve defenders in Thursday’s preseason finale against San Diego wasn’t enough to land Josh Johnson a job with the 49ers, who included the veteran quarterback among the list of 21 players released by the team late Friday. The Niners also traded second-year safety Colin Jones to the Carolina Panthers to get the team down to the NFL-mandated 53-player limit.

49ers prepare to take one more step: to Super Bowl

The sting of a Super Bowl near miss stuck with linebacker Parys Haralson for months. He thought about it as he worked out in the offseason and prepared for a new year that brings even greater pressures. And Haralson is hardly the only one on the San Francisco 49ers still bothered by just how close they came to reaching the NFL's showcase event in Jim Harbaugh's first season...

San Francisco 49ers Destined For Big Fall

Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers rode a perfect statistical storm to a 13-3 record in 2011. Scott Kacsmar says they are destined for a fall, with a volatile mixture of obstacles to overcome.

Colin Jones traded to Carolina Panthers

Aaron Wilson who covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the 49ers have traded safety/special teams ace Colin Jones to the Panthers for a seventh round draft pick. Jones was a sixth round pick of the 49ers in the 2011. Jones did not see any playing time at the safety position, he was used primarily on special teams where he became one of the teams aces...

Madden Cover Week #5 of 7

Continuing with our Madden week, Today’s Madden 13 covers features and up and coming playmaker ready to break out this season, Michael Crabtree! CURSE FREE! Keep posted! To celebrate the start of the NFL Season and the release of Madden 13, is releasing a cover for the whole week! 7 Covers in 7 Days with 7 Niners! Just click on the link, and print the images out in...

49ers look to Packers after routing Chargers in exhibition finale

SAN FRANCISCO -- Next stop, Lambeau Field. The San Francisco 49ers capped their exhibition season with a dominant 35-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night at Candlestick Park. Now they'll turn their full attention to their Sept. 9 opener against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. "We've got the momentum with us now," said 49ers tight...

49ers to add OLB Clark Haggans pending physical

According to Matt Barrows the 49ers are going to sign former Cardinals and Steelers defender Clark Haggans. Haggans was released on Friday and will sign with the team Sunday pending a physical. Currently the 49ers have only three outside linebackers, so adding Haggans will give them some more depth on the line and give Brooks, Haralson and Aldon Smith rest from time to time. Haggans...

49ers 35, Chargers 3

SAN FRANCISCO -- Next stop, Lambeau Field. The 49ers capped their exhibition season with a dominant 35-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night at Candlestick Park. Now they'll turn their full attention to their Sept. 9 opener against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Many of the 49ers' thoughts had likely turned to the Packers long before the rout...
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