Draughn had a workout with the Saints on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Draughn dealt with an ankle injury in the offseason and was released by the Giants at roster cutdowns in September. The Saints' recent trade of Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals helps explain the workout, but barring an injury, Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara likely have a stranglehold on the backfield snaps, even if New Orleans has further interest in Draughn.
Draughn was released by the Giants on Saturday, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.
Draughn's tenure with the Giants got off to a rocky start due to an ankle injury that caused him to open training camp on the PUP list. He wasn't activated until mid-August and evidently didn't do enough in his limited time to warrant a roster spot. However, he could still be a valuable addition to a team in need of pass-catching options out of the backfield.
Draughn (concussion) had 14 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown and hauled in both of his targets for 25 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against New England.
While it was a strong showing from Draughn, it may be a case of too little too late, as he missed all of training camp while recovering from ankle surgery and then suffered a concussion last week. Draughn did at least prove his health in Thursday's game, but he still worked behind Orleans Darkwa, who is a clear favorite for the No. 3 job.
Draughn will not return to Saturday's tilt against the Jets due to a concussion and neck injury, James Kratch of NJ Advance Media reports.
Draught was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Aug. 15 after recovering from summer ankle surgery. While the seriousness of either injury has yet to be disclosed, this certainly won't help his chances in competing for a roster spot.
Draughn (ankle) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday.
Draughn is returning from summer ankle surgery. The 29-year-old journeyman is competing for a roster spot, so his participation in training camp will be essential for his chances. Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen (leg) and rookie Wayne Gallman are all expected to make the team, so Draughn is mainly competing with Orleans Darkwa for the final roster spot.
Draughn (ankle) intensified his rehab this week, but he's still falling behind Orleans Darkwa in the competition for a roster spot, NJ.com's Dan Duggan reports.
Coming off summer ankle surgery, the 29-year-old journeyman has already missed the first two weeks of training camp and presumably won't be available any sooner than the third or fourth week of the preseason. With Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen (leg) and fourth-round rookie Wayne Gallman all expected to make the team, Draughn is left to compete with Darkwa for one spot, which may come down to special teams value. It isn't clear if Draughn will be available at any point during training camp to make his case.
Draughn will open training camp on the PUP list due to an ankle injury, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York.
The severity of Draughn's setback is not certain, but it will prevent him from taking part in workouts as training camp gets underway. When Draughn is healthy enough to get back on the field, he will compete for a reserve running back spot.
Draughn has agreed to terms on a contract with the Giants, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Draughn entered last season as San Francisco's No. 2 running back, and while he proved to be a useful complement to Carlos Hyde on passing downs, the 29-year-old gained only 196 yards on 74 carries (2.6 YPC), dropping his career-long YPC to an ugly 3.2. This doesn't seem like a great fit, as the Giants already have a pair of solid pass-catching backs in Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen (triceps). Draughn could round out the depth chart while contributing on special teams, or he may be viewed as an insurance policy for Vereen. It's also possible Draughn will end up clawing for one of the final roster spots if the Giants add more talent in the backfield.
Draughn caught four of six targets for 68 yards and added 41 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
Draughn circled out of the backfield for gains of 27 and 29 yards and put San Francisco in the driver's seat early with a pair of one-yard touchdown runs. The veteran journeyman enters free agency as a player who has found a niche in San Francisco as a pass-catching back. His future in the Bay Area is somewhat limited, however, given the likely changes at the top and the fact that Carlos Hyde, who missed Sunday's game with an injury, is one of the few pieces of promise on the team's roster.
Draughn only gained 17 yards on 10 carries, but he tied a season-high with six catches for 48 yards in Saturday's 22-21 win over the Rams.
This was the type of performance those in deep PPR leagues were hoping for from the receiving back all season. Unfortunately, this was just the third time Draughn had five or more catches, and only the fourth time he topped 30 receiving yards, making him more of a headache than a fantasy factor this season. That being said, the journeyman back may get a healthy dose of touches next week if Carlos Hyde (knee) is unable to suit up. The matchup would come against the Seahawks, so even with a start, Draughn would be a desperate flex play at best.
Draughn carried the ball four times for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Draughn continues to spell Carlos Hyde on Sundays, but his role as a receiving back seems to have disappeared in recent weeks. With just one catch (negative five yards) on three targets over his last three games, Draughn is no longer a deep PPR option.
Draughn carried seven times for 32 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Jets. He lost five yards while catching his only target.
Draughn had a productive game by his modest standards, totaling a season high in rushing yardage while finding the end zone for the firs time since Week 1. Carlos Hyde continues to serve as the team's early-down workhose, which limits Draughn's effectiveness and puts an extreme cap on his fantasy upside heading into next week's matchup with the Falcons.
Draughn (ribs) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets after fully practicing Friday.
Draughn was limited both Wednesday and Thursday, but his full session Friday removed any concern that he'll play through his ribs problem Sunday versus New York.
Draughn (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Over the last three games, Draughn has made an impact as either a receiver or rusher, but never in both realms in a given contest. During that span, he's totaled five carries for 20 yards and nine receptions (on 11 targets) for 92 yards, so he continues to hold some utility as Carlos Hyde's primary backup. As a result, deep league owners should keep an eye on Draughn as the week unfolds.
Draughn gained 20 yards on six carries in Sunday's 26-6 loss to Chicago. He did not haul in either of his targets in the passing game.
It's tough to blame Draughn for his lack of involvement as a receiver when you consider two San Francisco quarterbacks combined for five completions and 39 yards in Sunday's snowy affair. Expect Draughn to remain involved in the passing game under normal conditions, but he isn't more than a deep league PPR option at best.
Draughn secured all six of his targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Dolphins. He did not receive any carries.
It was another strange stat line for Draughn, who saw all of his touches exclusively come through the air for the second consecutive week. While it's disappointing to see he's all but fallen out of the backfield rotation in favor of both Carlos Hyde and DuJuan Harris, the five-year veteran continues to be a presence in the passing game. He's caught nine passes for 92 yards and a touchdown over the last two outings. Draughn's productivity will fluctuate naturally week to week while being deployed in this manner, making him a low-end fantasy option at the moment.
Draughn caught all three of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-17 loss to New England.
Draughn had been a forgotten man the last couple of weeks, but made a few nice plays, including his 13-yard touchdown catch late in the game. He's not going to supplant starter Carlos Hyde, but it's interesting that backup RB DuJuan Harris was not targeted once in the passing game.
Draughn was not involved in Sunday's loss to Arizona, receiving neither a carry nor a catch.
This shouldn't come as a surprise considering that Draughn did not receive a carry last week against the Saints. With Carlos Hyde (shoulder) back on the field, DuJuan Harris will serve as the team's change-of-pace back and Draughn will remain buried on the depth chart.
Draughn failed to touch the ball in Sunday's 41-23 loss to the Saints.
Draughn was heavily involved as a pass catcher in San Francisco's last game before its bye, but DuJuan Harris dominated the action Sunday while filling in for Carlos Hyde (shoulder). Harris finished with 15 touches for 142 yards and a touchdown, so for now it's safe to assume that Draughn will not have much of a role.
Draughn had just one carry for 16 yards, but caught five of seven targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Draughn actually led the 49ers in all receiving categories, as Colin Kaepernick struggled with his accuracy, completing just 16 of 34 passes. Meanwhile, Mike Davis got the start and scored an early rushing touchdown, but was quiet otherwise. DuJuan Harris, who was just promoted from the active roster, was also involved, carrying the ball 11 times for 39 yards, while catching both of his targets for 18 yards. Draughn was slowly being phased out of the gameplan while Carlos Hyde (shoulder) was healthy, so it will interesting to see how the 49ers opt to use him when their starter returns, possibly as early as after their Week 8 bye.