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Remaining key dates and deadlines as regular season approaches

Aug 26, 2016 at 2:44 PM


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We get a lot of questions regarding roster cuts and other key deadlines. Below are some of the remaining key dates and deadlines for the San Francisco 49ers as the NFL regular season quickly approaches.

The list starts with tonight's Week 3 preseason match-up with the Green Bay Packers and ends with the 49ers' regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams.

Friday, August 26
Packers at 49ers exhibition game, Levi's Stadium, 7 p.m. PT

Tuesday, August 30
Roster cut-down to maximum of 75 players by 1 p.m. PT

Thursday, September 1
49ers at Chargers exhibition game, Qualcomm Stadium, 7 p.m. PT

Saturday, September 3
Roster cut-down to maximum of 53 players by 1 p.m. PT

Saturday, September 3
Players that fall into the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness categories must be identified by 1 p.m. PT

Sunday, September 4
NFL clubs may claim players that were waived by other teams until 9 a.m. PT

Sunday, September 4
NFL clubs may begin establishing a practice squad of 10 eliglbe players starting at 10 a.m. PT

Thursday, September 8
Top 51 rule for all NFL clubs, a rule that states only the top 51 contracts on a team count toward the salary cap, expires at 9 a.m. PT

Monday, September 12
Rams at 49ers, regular-season opener, Levi's Stadium, 7:20 p.m. PT
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