ROCKLIN, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers waived veteran quarterback Bob Gagliano, reducing their roster to 96 players.
Gagliano, a six-year veteran, completed 1-of-4 pass attempts for a minus four yards. Saturday night in San Francisco's 24-10 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Raiders.
His performance and the play of promising youngsters Kevin Murray and John Paye behind Joe Montana and Steve Young made Gagliano expendable.
The former Utah State star began his career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1981. Over three years with the Chiefs, the seldom-used Gagliano completed his only pass attempt.
His best season was in 1985 with the United States Football League's Denver Gold when he completed 225 of 389 attempts for 2,695 yards, 15 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
Last year, Gagliano started the 49ers strike game against the New York Giants and completed 12 of 21 passes for 150 yards in a 41-21 San Francisco triumph. He completed 4 of 8 passes in the strike game against Atlanta before giving way to Montana.