49ers waive Jarryd Hayne, promote Kendall Gaskins

Oct 31, 2015 at 1:34 PM


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
Today, the San Francisco 49ers waived Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne, who has been playing running back with the team.

To take his spot, the team promoted RB Kendall Gaskins to the 53-man roster.

The team likely hopes that Hayne will clear waivers and sign with the team's practice squad. He left a phenomenal career in the Australian rugby league to pursue his NFL dream and battled all offseason to make the team.

Hayne had 25 yards on eight carries this season. He averaged 9.5 yards per return on special teams.

Gaskins, who will wear No. 30, is likely to be active for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. RB Carlos Hyde will miss an undetermined amount of time with a stress fracture in his foot.

Reggie Bush, Mike Davis, and now Kendall Gaskins are the only healthy running backs on the active roster.




Related News


Enjoy this article? Follow us to never miss more!

Powered by Follow.it


Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

Six 49ers stars land in NFL merchandise rankings

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

After representing the NFC in last season's Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers are once again poised as championship contenders for the upcoming 2024 season. The team has been to four NFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls over the past five seasons. Success begets...


placeholder image

Maiocco less confident 49ers will get a deal done with Brandon Aiyuk

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

The San Francisco 49ers have had success signing their big-name players to contract extensions in recent years, securing deals with George Kittle, Fred Warner, Deebo Samuel, and Nick Bosa. However, that last one didn't get finalized until dangerously close to the start of the...


placeholder image

How George Kittle responded to a question about 49ers' Super Bowl strategy

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle joined the "Dan Patrick Show" and was asked a question he had not encountered before: What would he change about the strategy the 49ers deployed in their Super Bowl loss against the Kansas City Chiefs? Kittle didn't immediately have...


placeholder image

49ers on moving past Super Bowl loss: "The wound heals, but the scar is still there"

By David Bonilla
Jun 11

The San Francisco 49ers didn't have to sit with the sting of February's heartbreaking Super Bowl defeat for too long. That's one of the benefits of playing deep into the postseason. Before you know it, you are back at work, preparing for the next season. Two months after the...


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone