by Brock Anderson | Mon, Aug 15th 11:32pm EDT
Dennard being released comes as a surprise move as the 49ers had the ninth-year pro listed as the starting nickel corner on their initial depth chart last week. San Francisco rookie Samuel Womack III, who led all NFL defenders with two interceptions during Week 1 of the preseason, now likely shifts into the starting role. Dennard has totaled 313 tackles, 27 passes defended, and four interceptions throughout his career. With injuries being an omnipresent risk for NFL teams, the 2014 first-round pick will likely find a new home sooner rather than later.