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SANTA CLARA – The 49ers informed veteran cornerback Chris Cook of his release on Wednesday morning, a source told CSNBayArea.com.
Cook appeared in six games last season before sustaining a season-ending hamstring injury. The 49ers re-signed Cook to a one-year contract in the offseason that included a reported $650,000 guaranteed.
Cook started 29 games over his first four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
The 49ers feel confident about their group of cornerbacks, which includes projected starters Tramaine Brock and Shareece Wright, along with young reserves Dontae Johnson, Keith Reaser, Kenneth Acker, Marcus Cromartie and Leon McFadden.
The 49ers have not made a corresponding roster move after Cook's release. The Houston Chronicle first reported the 49ers planned to release Cook.