We have 83 players actually on Active 90 man. Of those, we have Culliver, Willis, Hunter, Williams, and Patton either yet to play, or unable to play.
I dont see Willis playing in any preseason game, so realistically we will have between 68-71 healthy to play for the last game. I imagine 4th game, no starters play, only backups, so we need to keep at least 6 backup OL, in case of an injury.
Lets look at numbers, at who wouldn't play against SD.
RB Gore, Hunter
OL Goodwin, Staley, Davis, Boone, Iupati
DL Justin, McDonald, Ian, Dorsey
OLB Brooks, Aldon
CB Rogers, Brown
Of course, Jennings, Lee and Dawson would have to play, I think we may stick with Schmidt till final cuts, to be safe. Maybe also McDermott, though I can see him cut on the 27th. TE McDonald may not play to be safe.
I would consider these guys locked in for 75 man
QB Kaep, McCoy, Tolzien, Daniels
RB Gore, Hunter, James, Dixon
WR Boldin, Moore, Williams, AJ, Patton, Collie, Hall
TE Davis, McDonald, Celek, Gray
C Goodwin, Kilgore
OG Boone, Iupati, Looney, Snyder
OT Staley, Davis, Wiggins, Bykowski
DE Smith, McDonald, Dobbs, Tukuafu
NT Ian, Dorsey
OLB Ahmad, Aldon, Haralson, Lemonier, Skuta, C.Johnson
ILB Willis, Bowman, Wilhoite, Moody
CB Rogers, Brown, Nnamdi, Cox, Brock, Morris, Cooper, Culliver(IR likely at final cuts)
S Reid, Whitner, Spillman, Dahl, Robinson
ST Jennings, Lee, Dawson
PUP Manningham, Crabtree
NFI Marquardt, Carradine, Dial, Wright, Lattimore
That is a total of 69 spots locked in. I don't see a CB cut, especially if Brown, Rogers sit game 4, and maybe Nnamdi if he has won a spot.
That leaves the following players up for cuts.
RB Hampton, Harper
WR Hawkins, Jacobs, Osgood, Lockette
OL Omamaeh, Netter, Tribue
DE Jerod-Eddie, Okoye
NT Divens, Purcell
ILB Johnson, Stupar
S McBath, Ventrone, Thomas
Thats 21 players, plus the 69 locks equals the 90 man roster.
Do we keep both specialists? Doubt it, since Jennings is more than capable of going for the game. Schmidt I would keep, keeps Lee and Dawson's legs fresh.
If it was me, I would cut the following.
I cut the FB, because I think Gray could play FB in game 4 if needed.
The last spot is between, Schmidt, and either Osgood or Lockette. I think keeping Divens allows Dorsey and Ian to sit game 4.