SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have waived five players in the first round of cutdowns.
The team released receivers Mark Bradford and Chris Francies, cornerbacks Carlos Thomas and Jahi Word-Daniels and kicker Alex Romero. Two of the Niners' deepest positions are at wideout and in the secondary.
Teams have until Tuesday to trim rosters to 75 players. The final cutdown to 53 players has to be done by Sept. 5.