The San Francisco 49ers cut three players today to pare down their roster from 90 to 85 before the deadline this afternoon.
Tight end Joshua Perkins, cornerback Ken Webster and wide receiver Austin Watkins Jr. were the three players the Niners moved on from. Watkins was waived with an injury designation after breaking his foot in the team’s preseason game against Kansas City last weekend.
Perkins and Watkins had joined San Francisco this offseason, with Webster a holdover from 2020. A seventh-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2019, Webster was signed off the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad last September and appeared in nine games for the 49ers.
The former Ole Miss Rebel recorded six tackles and a forced fumble in those nine appearances.
The #49ers have made the following roster moves.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 17, 2021
While the Niners are done with cuts for now, they still have plenty more to come in the next two weeks.
NFL teams must trim their squads down to 80 players one week from today. The final deadline for 53-man rosters is Tuesday, August 31.