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Our absolute final 53-man roster projection

Preseason is done. Now comes the final cutdown which will take place Saturday by 1pm Pacific time. Ahead of that final roster cut to 53 players along with the subsequent forming of the 10-man practice squad -- which will be formed from those players who clear waivers 24 hours after final roster cuts --, here is my final projection:


IN: Derek Carr, Matt McGloin, Connor Cook

Running backs

IN: Latavius Murray, Jamize Olawale, DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard, Taiwan Jones

OUT: George Atkinson III

Suspended (3 games): Marcel Reece

Wide receivers

IN: Amari CooperMichael Crabtree, Seth Roberts, Andre HolmesJohnny Holton

OUT: KJ Brent, Jaydon Mickens, Marvin Hall

Tight ends

IN: Clive Walford, Lee Smith, Mychal Rivera

OUT: Ryan O'Malley, Jake McGee

IR: Gabe Holmes

Offensive line

IN: Donald Penn, Kelechi Osemele, Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson, Menelik Watson, Austin HowardJon FelicianoVadal Alexander, Matt McCants

OUT: Denver Kirkland, Oni Omoile, Mitch Bell

Defensive line

IN: Khalil Mack, Justin Ellis, Dan Williams, Denico Autry, Jihad Ward, Darius Latham, Branden Jackson

OUT: Stacy McGee, James Cowser, Greg Townsend Jr, Derrick Lott, Drew Iddings

IR partial season (6 weeks): Mario Edwards Jr


IN: Bruce Irvin, Ben Heeney, Malcolm Smith, Cory James, Shilique CalhounNeiron Ball, Korey Toomer

OUT: Daren Bates, Kyrie Wilson, John Lotulelei

Suspended (Nov 17): Aldon Smith


IN: David Amerson, Sean Smith, DJ HaydenTJ Carrie, Neiko Thorpe, Dexter McDonald

OUT: Antonio Hamilton, Kenneth Durden

IR: SaQwan Edwards


IN: Reggie Nelson, Karl Joseph, Nate Allen, Keith McGill, Brynden Trawick

OUT: Dewey McDonald


IN: Sebastian Janikowski, Marquette King, Jon Condo

Practice squad

RB George Atkinson III
WR KJ Brent
WR Jaydon Mickens
TE Ryan O'Malley
G/C Oni Omoile
G/T Denver Kirkland
DE Greg Townsend Jr
LB/DE James Cowser
CB Antonio Hamilton
S Dewey McDonald