The San Francisco 49ers activated starting receiver Deebo Samuel from the non-football injury list as they decreased their roster to under the 53-man limitation.

The move with Samuel means he is eligible to play the season opener Sept. 13 versus Arizona instead of remaining on the NFI list since of a broken foot for at least the first 8 weeks of the season.

It’s not yet certain whether Samuel will be able to play the opener but coach Kyle Shanahan has actually revealed hope he ‘d have that essential piece in Week 1. With Samuel on the active roster, the 49ers cut seventh-round receiver Jauan Jennings, along with veteran training camp additions Kevin White and River Cracraft.

Samuel captured 57 passes for 802 lawns and 3 TDs last season and also made huge contributions in the running video game. He had 14 brings for 159 backyards and three scores. Samuel had 575 yards getting over the last eight weeks of the routine season, ranking second to Tennessee’s A.J. Brown amongst novices in that span.

Samuel then made a huge impact in the postseason with 10 catches for 127 yards and six runs for 102 yards in 3 games. He had 5 catches for 39 backyards and 3 brings for 53 lawns in San Francisco’s 31-20 loss to Kansas City in the Super Bowl.

The Niners will begin the season with three players on the physically not able to carry out list with center Weston Richburg, in addition to protective linemen Ronald Blair and Jullian Taylor out for a minimum of the very first eight weeks as they recuperate from knee injuries.

Among the other players released on Saturday consist of defensive end Dion Jordan, security Johnathan Cyprien, linebacker Joe Walker and cornerback Jamar Taylor, who all were in the running for spots on the roster this summertime.

The other gamers released were defensive linemen Alex Barrett, Darrion Daniels and Cameron Malveaux; offending linemen Hroniss Grasu, Jaryd Jones-Smith, Dakoda Shepley and William Sugary food; tight ends Chase Harrell and MarQueis Gray; defensive backs Tim Harris Jr., Dontae Johnson and Jared Mayden; running back JaMycal Hasty; fullback Josh Hokit; linebacker Evan Foster and receiver Shawn Poindexter.

The team presently has only 52 players on the roster but starting middle linebacker Fred Warner remains on the reserve/COVID -19 list and could take the 53rd area when he is cleared to return.

The 49ers also waived offensive lineman Ross Reynolds with an injury settlement.