San Francisco 49ers

49ers get roster exemption for Boone; round out practice squad

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

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