Friday, August 31, 2012

Scott Tolzien makes 49ers' 53-man cut


Scott Tolzien had the roughest finale of all the 49ers quarterbacks, but his body of work has carried him onto the 49ers' final roster, according to a league source. Tolzien spent the 2011 season on the 53-man roster as San Francisco's third quarterback behind Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. That appears to be the order this year as well.

There is no word yet on Josh Johnson's fate. He and Kaepernick had excellent nights Thursday against the Chargers. Johnson was 9-14 for 125 yards with two touchdowns and a 132.4 passer rating. He also ran the ball five times for 50 yards.

Tolzien, meanwhile, has been steady throughout the preseason but stumbled against San Diego. He was 3-8 for 42 yards and threw an interception. An undrafted free agent in 2011, Tolzien spent his rookie training camp with the Chargers. San Diego cut him at this time last year in an effort to put him on the practice. That's when the 49ers picked him up.

Tolzien is eligible for the practice squad; Johnson is not. As is the case every year, the 49ers' 53-man roster likely will be tweaked over the next few days.

Via http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2012/08/tolzien-makes-49ers-53-man-cut.html

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