The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that G John Booker and LB Shaun Richardson have been waived.
Booker (6-4, 315) was signed as a rookie free agent out of San Jose State by the 49ers on May 1. He started 35 games for the Spartans, lining up at different positions along the line during his career. In 2007, Booker started nine games at right tackle and one game at left tackle, earning All-WAC second-team honors as one of four team captains.
Richardson (6-1, 215) was signed as a rookie free agent out of Tennessee State by the 49ers on May 1. He played in 11 games at defensive end for the Tigers in 2007, earning All-Ohio Valley Conference first-team honors after tallying 46 tackles, seven sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception returned for a touchdown and one fumble returned for a score.