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New rules this year mean that 49ers who were on the active roster last season are eligible for the practice squad this year.

Which 49ers are eligible for the practice squad?

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:25 pm

SANTA CLARA -- Which 49ers are eligible for the practice squad? This year it would be easier to list which players aren't eligible. That's because new rules not only bumped the squad from eight to 10 players, it expanded the criteria for making the practice squad.

Previously, only players without an accrued season – six or fewer games in which they were active on game day – and who hadn't been on a practice squad more than two seasons already were eligible. The new rules allow teams to have up to two players who otherwise wouldn’t be eligible but have two or fewer accrued seasons.

Practice-squad eligible

CB Kennth Acker

QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson,

LB Chris Borland

OT Carter Bykowski

S D.J. Campbell

DL Tank Carradine

TE Derek Carrier

TE Asante Cleveland

DL Quinton Dial

WR Bruce Ellington

OL Dillon Farrell

TE Kevin Greene

RB Jewel Hampton

RB Carlos Hyde

CB Dontae Johnson

RB Marcus Lattimore*

WR Lance Lewis

G Joe Looney

OLB Aaron Lynch

C Marcus Martin

S L.J. McCray

FB Trey Millard*

LB Nick Moody

G Al Netter

DL Lawrence Okoye

WR Quinton Patton

OL Michael Philipp

NT Mike Purcell

DL Kaleb Ramsey*

CB Keith Reaser*

P Colton Schmidt

OL Ryan Seymour

OLB Shayne Skov

G Brandon Thomas*

OLB Chase Thomas

S Jimmie Ward

WR L'Damian Washington

NT Ian Williams

RB Glenn Winston

WR Devon Wylie

Practice-squad exempt eligible

TE Garrett Celek*

RB LaMichael James

DL Tony Jerod-Eddie

OLB Corey Lemonier

OL Jonathan Martin

LS Kevin McDermott

TE Vance McDonald

CB Darryl Morris

LS/TE Kyle Nelson

S Eric Reid

LB Michael Wilhoite

* Celek, Lattimore, Millard, Ramsey, Reaser and Thomas are eligible for injury lists and would not need to go on the practice squad. In order to reach the practice squad, players first must be made subject to waivers at which point another team can add them to their 53-man squad.

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Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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