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  • Matt Dayes: Works out in Chicago

    Dayes (undisclosed) had a workout with the Bears on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Dayes was waived off injured reserve by the Saints in September, but the workout indicates he's now healthy. The 2017 seventh-round pick has five career carries for 13 yards in 23 games between the Browns and 49ers.

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  • Matt Dayes: Jettisoned from IR

    The Saints waived Dayes (undisclosed) from injured reserve Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

    Dayes was simply going to be a reserve for the Saints, but he couldn't stay healthy in the preseason. If he clears waivers, Dayes will be able to sign with any team once healthy.

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  • Matt Dayes: Waived by New Orleans

    Dayes was waived/injured by the Saints on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    It's unclear what injury Dayes suffered that led to his release, but he will revert to the team's injured reserve once he clears waivers. The Saints used the open roster spot to sign Kerwynn Williams.

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  • Saints' Matt Dayes: Reverts to IR

    Dayes (undisclosed) was placed on New Orleans' IR after clearing waivers Friday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

    Dayes' injury remains unclear. He'll be shut down for the season unless he's released from IR and catches on with another team.

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  • Saints' Matt Dayes: Signs with New Orleans

    Dayes signed a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Dayes most recently appeared in seven games for the 49ers last season but didn't receive a single offensive touch. If Dayes does manage to make the Saints' final roster, it will likely be as a special teams player.

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  • Matt Dayes: Cut by 49ers

    Dayes was waived by the 49ers on Monday.

    Dayes did not log a single carry in San Francisco last season but played 94 snaps on special teams. The 2017 seventh-round pick now parts ways with the 49ers to make room on the roster for offensive lineman Willie Beavers.

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  • 49ers' Matt Dayes: Limited to special teams

    Dayes spent his brief time with the 49ers on special teams, failing to earn a carry or target in the 2018 season.

    Dayes was promoted from the practice squad in the second half of the season, but his fellow practice-squad mate Jeff Wilson was the one to gain some playing time late in the year. The 24-year-old is still under contract for the 2019 season, but with both Raheem Mostert (forearm) and Jeff Wilson (shoulder) apparently ahead of Dayes on the depth chart behind Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida (ankle), the second-year back will have to shine in camp to hang on to a roster spot.

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  • 49ers' Matt Dayes: Doesn't see field in loss

    Dayes did not record a touch in Sunday's 27-9 loss to Tampa Bay.

    Dayes was recently promoted from the practice squad along with fellow running back Jeff Wilson, but it was the latter who occupied Alfred Morris' (healthy scratch) backup role behind Matt Breida. There isn't much to see here from a fantasy perspective so long as Dayes remains third on the depth chart.

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  • 49ers' Matt Dayes: Could serve as Week 12 backup

    Dayes has a chance to serve as Matt Breida's backup at running back for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Buccaneers with veteran Alfred Morris (coach's decision) inactive.

    The 2017 seventh-round pick has only logged one offensive snap this season, which came in Week 10 against the Giants. Dayes also saw limited action during his rookie campaign, carrying five times for 13 yards and bringing in four of five targets for another 29. The second-year back logged double-digit touchdowns in each of his last two college seasons at North Carolina State, and at a stout 5-foot-9, 205 pounds, he could potentially see some goal-line work.

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  • 49ers' Matt Dayes: Promoted to active roster

    Dayes was promoted to the 49ers' active roster Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Dayes was elevated just ahead of Monday's tilt against the Giants. He'll figure to take the spot of Raheem Mostert (forearm), who was moved to IR last week. Look for Dayes to operate as the No. 3 option at running back behind Matt Breida and Alfred Morris.

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  • Matt Dayes: Latches on with 49ers

    Dayes signed with the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday.

    The 2017 seventh-round pick by the Browns was waived by the team Sept. 2. Dayes appeared in all 16 games for the Browns last season and had five carries for 13 yards while adding four receptions for 29 yards. He was also active on both sides of the ball on special teams, registering 18 kickoff returns for 437 yards (24.3 average) and eight tackles.

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  • Browns' Matt Dayes: Totals 111 yards in preseason finale

    Dayes rushed eight times for 77 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions. He also secured both of his targets for 34 yards.

    The highlight of his night came on a 42-yard scamper in which Dayes carved through the Lions defense and eluded multiple defenders on his way to the end zone. While the second-year runner hadn't done much of anything in Cleveland's previous three preseason games, Thursday's performance could be enough to convince the coaching staff to keep four running backs on the 53-man roster entering Week 1.

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  • Browns' Matt Dayes: Only five carries during rookie season

    Dayes -- who was mostly used on special teams -- rushed five times for 13 yards in 2017.

    The rookie out of NC State made the Browns roster out of training camp as the team's third-string running back, but was mainly limited to special teams duty, which included serving as the kickoff returner. Dayes returned 18 kicks for 437 yards, with his longest return going for 71 yards. Isaiah Crowell is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and isn't expected to return. His departure may open up more opportunities for Dayes, though his likelihood of making any kind of significant impact in 2018 remains miniscule.

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  • Browns' Matt Dayes: Set for kick return duties

    Dayes (knee) is active Week 17 against the Steelers.

    Dayes missed the first practice of the week, but returned on a limited basis and will suit up for the regular season finale. His role primarily is on special teams as a kick returner, as Dayes has received just one carry since Week 4 and has carried the ball just five times this season.

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  • Browns' Matt Dayes: Questionable for Week 17

    Dayes is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers with a knee injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Dayes started the week not practicing but was able to string together a pair of limited sessions Thursday and Friday. The 22-year-old has had a limited offensive role this season behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, which seems unlikely to change in Sunday's season finale.

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  • Browns' Matt Dayes: Limited to special teams duty

    Dayes did not record an offensive snap during Sunday's 31-28 loss to Indianapolis.

    Dayes was limited to special teams duty on Sunday. It's worth noting that the Browns' two lead backs carried the ball just 14 times total, while Cleveland passed with its rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer 47 times and ran him on another seven occasions. When the likes of Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson aren't getting touches, it's hard to see any room in the mix for Dayes.

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  • Browns' Matt Dayes: Serves as backup running back Sunday

    Dayes rushed three times for seven yards during Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Steelers. He also added two catches on two targets for nine yards.

    With Duke Johnson playing exclusively from the slot Sunday, Dayes served as Isaiah Crowell's backup running back, though his five total touches failed to inspire any optimism going forward. According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Johnson will still see snaps out of the backfield, which will ultimately limit Dayes' usage and overall fantasy value.

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  • Browns' Matt Dayes: Not listed on injury report

    Dayes (neck) was absent from the Browns' injury report Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of reports.

    Dayes secured a spot as the No. 3 running back on the roster during final cuts Saturday. He injured his neck in the team's final preseason contest, but judging by his absence from the injury report, the 2017 seventh-round pick should be healthy heading into Week 1. He projects to provide depth at running back behind Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson, as well as play a special teams role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL, USA
Age: 29
School: NC State
Experience: 3