The San Francisco 49ers have announced that they have waived offensive lineman Richard Levy.

Levy was originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 8. He played college football at the University of Connecticut from 2012 through 2016 where he appeared in 38 games while starting 37.

The move, which leaves the 49ers with one available roster spot, could be an indication that defensive back Jimmie Ward may be close to returning to the active roster. The 49ers did not announce a corresponding roster move.

As our own Al Sacco reported on Saturday, head coach Kyle Shanahan told the media that Ward was going to test out his injured hamstring on Sunday and the team is hopeful he'll be ready to go for Saturday's exhibition game against the Denver Broncos. However, Shanahan made it a point to say that if Ward isn't 100-percent, he and the team won't risk pushing the defensive back further.

"We're going to take him through a bunch of tests tomorrow and run him a little bit to see how his hamstring holds up and if he passes or passes with Ferg and everybody tomorrow when we recheck his hamstring, then we'll feel good about him going versus Denver this week," Shanahan said via a conference call on Saturday. "But, if we don't feel 100-percent great about it, we're not going to risk Jimmie getting out there and reinjuring it, setting him back."

Ward was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list on July 28, which was at the start of training camp, due to a hamstring injury. He can be activated at any point prior to the final 53-man roster cuts.

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