It comes as no surprise San Francisco added nine players that were on the team during the preseason. Teams generally like to keep players that spent the offseason program with the team for continuity's sake.
Here's the list of the nine-man practice squad:
Thompson played the entirety of the preseason finale, and finished the exhibition season completing 24 of 40 (60 percent) for 277 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Colin Kaepernick has never missed time due to injury, allowing the 49ers to keep just two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.
In a reserve role, Gaskins rans for 55 yards on 21 carries in the preseason. The big-bodied back (6'1", 238) spent last season on San Francisco's practice squad.
Smith played 76 preseason snaps on the reserve defensive line, making one quarterback hit with three hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.
Campbell had a strong camp and stood out among the team's five undrafted rookie receivers. In the preseason he caught just two passes for 18 yards.
Cromartie spent time on the 49ers' active roster in 2014, appearing in three games late in the regular season. Cromartie was unable to make the team amid the additions of Keith Reaser, Kenneth Acker and Shareece Wright to the group of corners this offseason.
The 49ers used a seventh-round pick on Ramsey in 2014 after he struggled to stay healthy during his collegiate career at Boston College. He missed all of last season with an apparent Achilles injury.
Rush stood out among the group of undrafted rookies in training camp and could see time on the active roster at some point this season given Ahmad Brooks' pending legal issues.
Tiller worked at both guard positions primarily with the second team during training camp and the preseason, and played well. He came to the 49ers in 2014 after spending time with the Green Bay Packers. He made his NFL debut against the Seahawks Dec. 14.
Whitehead played in 48 games at Auburn and joined the 49ers as an undrafted free agent this spring. He played 77 snaps this preseason with the reserve defense. The 49ers kept five safeties on the 53-man roster, inlcuding three highly-drafted players (Eric Reid, Jimmie Ward and Jaquiski Tartt) a pricey free agent (Antoine Bethea) and special teams standout L.J. McCray.
The 49ers signed Hawkinson (6'5", 300) Monday, who becomes the only player on the practice squad that didn't participate in San Francisco's training camp. The team is thin at tackle on the 53-man roster with Trenton Brown being the only reserve behind Joe Staley and Erik Pears, although left guard Alex Boone is likely to back up Staley. Hawkinson was a former fifth-round pick of the Bengals in 2013 and appeared in three games last season.
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