Former Ohio State running back Trey Sermon has been cut by the Niners on Wednesday.
According to Matt Marioco of NBC Sports, Sermon was cut to create room for recently signed offensive lineman Blake Hance.
Running back Trey Sermon, a third-round draft pick last year, found himself Wednesday without a spot on the 49ers’ 53-man roster.
The 49ers announced that they have waived Sermon in order to create room for the addition of offensive lineman Blake Hance, whom the club claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.
The 49ers will open the season with four halfbacks: Elijah Mitchell, Jeff Wilson Jr., Ty Davis-Price and undrafted rookie Jordan Mason.
Marioco reports that Sermon could still find himself on the Niners practice squad if another team doesn’t claim him off waivers.
Sermon could return to the 49ers’ practice squad if he is not claimed off waivers. Sermon was the subject of trade speculation late in the preseason as the 49ers sorted through some difficult roster decisions.
Less than a week ago, GM John Lynch told reporters that Sermon had been one of the team’s best players in training camp.
John Lynch says Trey Sermon been great in Training Camp but hasn't showed up in Games
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“He worked incredibly hard and had a tremendous offseason,” Lynch said, “Hasn’t showed up in the games, but throughout training camp has been one of our best players.”