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Joe Williams cut by 49ers

by Jody Smith | Fri, Aug 31st 3:56pm EDT

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the San Francisco 49ers waived sophomore running back Joe Williams. Williams was a fourth-round draft pick just last season but missed his entire rookie campaign with an ankle injury. (Tom Pelissero via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact:

Williams had drawn a lot of praise from Kyle Shanahan, so this move was a bit of a surprise. It appears that the signing of Alfred Morris made Williams expendable and also bodes well for the status of Jerick McKinnon. Williams will likely be signed by another team fairly quickly and get another shot.

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