By Eric Schmidt

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-


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 Wilhoite

The Niners can start to build their eight man roster for their practice squad roster at noon Saturday, September 1.






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