Hayne announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, CSN Bay Area reports.
Hayne's brief NFL career has come to an end. He was asked to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens for the upcoming Olympic games, and it was an opportunity he could not pass up. While he never was a big contributor, Hayne can say that he suited up for an NFL team despite having little to no experience playing the sport. That is no easy task.
Hayne saw limited action in 2015, gaining 79 yards on 23 touches.
The former rugby league star burst onto the scene with a stellar preseason in which he gained 175 yards (7.0 YPC) while exhibiting his skills as a return man. The glow wore off quickly as Hayne was not able to replicate his success as a return man and was eventually waived and placed on the practice squad due to fumbling issues (three fumbles, one lost in six games games). He was eventually brought back up, where he gained 27 yards on nine carries. While this season didn't turn out to be a success story for Hayne, he will definitely be a project in the offseason, and could see touches in 2017 if he shows improvement.
Hayne rushed for 27 yards on nine carries and added 20 yards receiving on five catches in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Hayne saw his most sizable offensive role of the season on Sunday, recording 14 touches - besting his previous season high of five. Hayne didn't see the kind of success that DuJuan Harris saw on the ground, but surprised by recording the second most targets of the game with six. That sort of role can be short-lived in San Francisco, however, just ask fellow back Kendall Gaskins. Gaskins was targeted seven times last week against the Bengals, but didn't see a pass come his way against the Lions.
Hayne was promoted to the active roster from the 49ers practice squad Saturday.
The 49ers placed guard Alex Boone on injured reserve Saturday, which opened a spot on the active roster for the versatile Hayne. He has been on the 49ers practice squad since re-signing with the team in November, and now that Shaun Draughn has been ruled out for Sunday, Hayne could provide some depth in the run game behind Kendall Gaskins and DuJuan Harris in addition to potentially serving as a returner.
The 49ers signed Hayne to their practice squad Monday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
After Hayne emerged from waivers unclaimed, he returns to provide depth to a injury-plagued running back corps. Among those afflicted are Reggie Bush (torn MCL), Carlos Hyde (stress fracture in his foot), and Mike Davis (broken hand). In the short term, the 49ers may have to employ Kendall Gaskins and Shaun Draughn out of the backfield, though Hayne is laying in wait in case of emergency.
After going unclaimed on waivers, Hayne appears on track to rejoin the 49ers, CSN Bay Area reports.
Whether Hayne is added to the team's practice squad or 53-man roster, the 49ers need to add backfield depth in short order after Reggie Bush sustained a potentially season-ending knee injury Sunday against the Rams, while Mike Davis sustained a fractured hand in the contest.
Hayne was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows reports.
He was inactive for the 49ers last game, so there are no major fantasy implications here. Kendall Gaskins was promoted from the practice squad as a corresponding move.
Hayne is inactive for Thursday's game against the Seahawks, CSN Bay Area reports.
With Reggie Bush (calf) making his return, Hayne probably wasn't going to have a role on offense. The former rugby league player was still expected to return punts, but after fumbling in Sunday's win over the Ravens, Hayne has seemingly lost the role to Bruce Ellington for at least one game.
With news of Reggie Bush (calf) being ruled out Sunday, 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne will be Carlos Hyde's primary backup, CSN Bay Area reports.
Hayne stepped into the backup role when Bush went down Monday against the Vikings and he will serve the same role Sunday. It is unclear whether he will return punts or not, but he should see anywhere from 5-10 touches against the Steelers.
While former rugby star Jarryd Hayne earned a spot on the 49ers roster following a sensational preseason, coach Jim Tomsula said he still has to work his way into the active lineup. Hayne will likely be inactive Week 1 against the Vikings, per SFGate.com.
"Very confident," Tomsula responded when asked about Hayne's ability to catch punts, "but there again (we) are talking about the 46 (players suiting up for a game). How much can you do for the team? ... The things we are doing this week do they fit your skill set? That's where all that comes in. Special teams -- you can catch a punt, but can you do other things? What else can you do on special teams?
"I don't want to take anything away from what the man has achieved, but all he has achieved is an opportunity to be in the locker room. That (improvement) has to continue. He is the kind of guy ... who will continue to ascend (because of) the way he does things."
Former rugby star Jarryd Hayne capped off his NFL dream by making the 49ers' 53-man roster Saturday, according to the team.
"I'm blessed and honored to be part of the 49ers franchise," Hayne said. "They've given me the opportunity and put faith in me."
Hayne, who joined the 49ers after a successful rugby career Australia, had 175 rushing yards on 25 carries and 163 punt return yards.
49ers rookie Jarryd Hayne has impressed coach Jim Tomsula with his work ethic, as the former rugby star learns a new sport.
"That’s like the man in Australia," Tomsula said, per 49ers.com. "He gives that up to come here and do this. He’s starting at the bottom of the totem pole, that says a lot to me."
The 49ers haven't started practicing in pads yet, which has helped Hayne.
"He’s still playing rugby," Tomsula said. "There are no pads here. He’s fielding balls and running around in shorts and a t-shirt."
49ers running back Jarryd Hayne, who signed with the team earlier in the offseason, after a successful Australian rugby career, is spending the OTAs trying to learn a new sport.
So far, it's been a lot for Hayne to process.
"He actually goes out to walk-through with a cheat sheet," RB Carlos Hyde said, per 49ers.com. "He folds it up and puts it in his shorts. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen anyone go out there with a sheet of notes."
"I always knew that was going to be the biggest hurdle," Hayne said. "It’s obviously been a huge learning experience. Every day there’s more plays coming that I have to know."
Hayne said that pass protection schemes have given him the most trouble, so far.