The San Francisco 49ers waived linebacker Nate Stupar on Saturday.
Stupar had appeared in five games, playing mostly special teams.
The 49ers, who are on a bye this week, are down to 52 players, but they likely are planning for the return of injured players next week.
Receiver Mario Manningham and cornerback Eric Wright are expected back Monday or Tuesday.
Stupar is likely to be re-signed to the practice squad if he is unclaimed.