SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers have released long snapper Brian Jennings, according to CSN Bay Area. Jennings was the team's longest tenured player and a two-time Pro Bowl selection.

Jennings had been with the 49ers since 2000 and tied a franchise record by playing in 208 consecutive games. His release hands the job to Kevin McDermott, a rookie from UCLA.

Jennings was selected to the Pro Bowl last season and in 2004. The move is likely financial. Jennings was scheduled to earn $940,000 while McDermott would earn the rookie minimum salary of $405,000.

The move seemed expected when McDermott received the bulk of the snaps in Thursday's exhibition finale.

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