49ers get roster exemption for Boone; round out practice squad
09/01/2014 4:02 PM
09/03/2014 7:34 AM
SANTA CLARA -- Alex Boone, as expected, passed his physical with the 49ers today after his months-long holdout. The team has been granted a roster exemption for Boone; the right guard must be added to the 53-man roster before he can play in a game.
That will allow the team time to assess how close he is to resuming his previous job as the team’s starting right guard. It also gives the 49ers time to find a spot on the roster. One possibility is placing injured nose tackle Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve with a designation to return in the second half of the season. That can happen as soon as Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the 49ers rounded out their 10-man practice squad. The two members added today were Chance Casey, a cornerback who spent last season on the Raiders practice squad, and running back Kendall Gaskins, who spent last year on the Titans and Giants practice squads. Both went undrafted in 2013.
Gaskins rushed 29 times for 104 yards (3.6-yard avg.) for the Giants in the preseason. At 6-1, 238, he is the biggest running back on the 49ers’ overall roster.
49ers practice squad
OT Carter Bykowski
CB Chance Casey
TE Asante Cleveland
OL John Fullington
RB Kendall Gaskins
WR Lance Lewis
DL Lawrence Okoye
LB Shayne Skov
NT Mike Purcell
OLB Chase Thomas
About This BlogMatt Barrows 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 Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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