SANTA CLARA — Scott Tolzien bid farewell to the 49ers' crowded corps of quarterbacks Monday, one of five players cut in the initial wave to reach Tuesday's 75-man roster limit.
The defending NFC champions also released Cardinal Newman High graduate Al Netter. The former Northwestern offensive lineman from Rohnert Park was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012, then spent all of last season on the Niners' practice squad.
The 49ers also, reportedly, traded linebacker Parys Haralson to the New Orleans Saints. Neither team had announced the deal or what the Niners would receive in return for the linebacker.
Tolzien served as the No. 3 quarterback behind Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick the previous two seasons, having been claimed off waivers from the San Diego Chargers after the 2011 exhibition season.
Also released were punter Colton Schmidt, linebacker Joe Holland and running back D.J. Harper, whose fumble in the exhibition opener was returned by the Denver Broncos for a touchdowns.