Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area is reporting that San Francisco 49ers practice squad RB Jarryd Hayne traveled to Detroit today with the team for Sunday's game against the Lions.
The fact that he is traveling with the team is a strong indication that Hayne could be elevated to the active roster by today's 1 PM (PT) deadline.
Hayne, a rookie, was on the active roster for six games before being deactivated prior to the team's first game against the Seattle Seahawks. He was waived the following week and when no other team claimed him, was signed to the 49ers practice squad.
Kendall Gaskins and the newly acquired DuJuan Harris are currently the only healthy running backs on the 53-man roster. RB Shaun Draughn (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday.
Hayne has 25 yards rushing on eight carries this season and has averaged 9.5 yards on punt returns.
Hayne was a big Australian media storyline during preseason. Last year, he left a stellar career in the National Rugby League to chase his dream of playing in the NFL.