SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had a tumultuous departure from the Miami Dolphins last October amid a bullying scandal, made the 49ers when the team trimmed its roster to the NFL's 53-man limit on Saturday afternoon.
The 49ers waived offensive lineman Adam Snyder, parting ways with a nine-year veteran who was expected to be a top backup at center and both guard positions this season.
Snyder was among the 49ers' final cuts.
Also among those released were safeties C.J. Spillman and Bubba Ventrone, wide receiver Kassim Osgood and long-snapper Kevin McDermott. All four veterans were standouts on San Francisco's special teams units last season.
Snyder has 87 starts, including 75 with the 49ers, who drafted him in the third round in 2005. He returned to the team last season after spending one year in Arizona, starting four games at left guard in place of the injured Mike Iupati.
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