Hasty received one carry for three yards and a touchdown while corralling his lone target for 15 yards in Sunday's 41-33 win over Detroit. In a bit of a surprising roster move, both Hasty and Elijah Mitchell jumped ahead of 2021 third-round pick Trey Sermon on the depth chart right before kickoff Sunday. Starter Raheem Mostert went down early with a knee injury and never returned, but it was Mitchell (104 yards, TD) who took over as lead back, leaving Hasty in a reserve/receiving role. The running back situation currently is fluid in San Francisco given the uncertainty regarding Mostert's status for Week 2 against the Eagles, but Hasty doesn't appear to be in a position to start given how the touches were divvied up against the Lions.
Hasty is one of three San Francisco running backs active for Sunday's season opener in Detroit, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. The fact that Hasty is dressing for Week 1 is probably less of a surprise than the fact that third-round rookie Trey Sermon is in street clothes, considering that Sermon had been operating as the No. 2 back for most of training camp and the preseason. It's unclear if Sermon's healthy scratch is specific to the 49ers' Week 1 game plan or something that will also carry over to future contests, but regardless, Hasty and sixth-round rookie Elijah Mitchell will be on hand as the reserve options behind Raheem Mostert for the opener. While Mostert is expected to dominate the snaps and touches among the San Francisco backs, Hasty and Mitchell are both expected to see some involvement on offense, especially if the game turns non-competitive in the second half. As an undrafted rookie last season, Hasty appeared in eight games and averaged 3.8 yards per carry and scored a touchdown on 39 totes.
Hasty rushed six times for 55 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-10 preseason win over the Raiders. Hasty made a strong impression in the 49ers' final preseason game as he competes for a roster bid. His main competition, Wayne Gallman, also had a strong outing (13 carries for 60 yards), so the final decision likely will come down to what type of back the team needs at the back end of the rotation. Whoever wins the job battle will likely be used in a reserve/special teams role heading into a Week 1 matchup against the Lions.
Hasty rushed 19 times for 58 yards and secured all three targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 15-10 preseason win over the Chargers. Hasty had a rough go of things on the ground, struggling to find room to operate despite getting a team-high 19 carries. It didn't help that Wayne Gallman, one of his competitors for a roster spot, ran the ball with consistent effectiveness against the same defense. Hasty still does bring his receiving skills to the table -- which he flashed Sunday -- so this shouldn't doom his roster bid chances. The competition for the backup job will continue into next week's preseason tilt against the Raiders on Sunday.
Hasty carried 10 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 19-16 preseason loss to the Chiefs. He also caught his lone target for five yards. Hasty led the 49ers' backfield in yards, but he didn't receive his first touch until the third quarter, when Josh Rosen had taken over under center. While we can't draw conclusions from a preseason game, Hasty should add dependable depth in the 49ers' backfield that is already dealing with serious injuries to Jeff Wilson (knee) and Elijah Mitchell (hip).
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