49ers Cut Veterans Turner, Fahnhorst, Wright

The San Francisco 49ers waived 11-year linebacker Keena Turner, seven-year linebacker Jim Fahnhorst and 10-year defensive back Eric Wright Sunday.

The moves were among several NFL clubs made Sunday in an attempt to reduce their rosters to 47 players. The deadline is today.

“They told me that they were waiving me and I really didn’t ask for a reason,” said Turner. “I still feel that I can play.”

Said Fahnhorst: “I’m not ready to retire, so I guess I’ll go home and sit by the phone.”


Wright, who had suffered a pulled hamstring, said that “it was business move.”

“They offered me a two-game injury settlement, but I believe I deserve more than that,” Wright said.

The Dallas Cowboys’ final cuts included veteran running back Terrence Flagler, tight end Steve Folsom and running backs Lorenzo Hampton and Broderick Sargent.

Flagler, who had been obtained in a trade with the 49ers, drew Coach Jimmy Johnson’s ire by criticizing his practice methods in training camp. “It all started when I missed curfew in training camp,” Flagler said. “The next day I was on the third team and things went downhill after that.”


The New York Jets waived tight end Mickey Shuler, one of their all-time leading receivers.

Shuler, 34, spent his 12-year NFL career with the Jets and is tied with Wesley Walker as the team’s second-leading receiver with 438 catches for 4,819 yards and 37 touchdowns.