Draughn, Gaskins make key contributions in 49ers' patchwork backfield

Two running backs were signed off the street earlier in the week. A third was on the team's practice squad nine days earlier.That trio, combined with a quarterback in Blaine Gabbert who had not started a game in more than two years, was the formula used by the San Francisco 49ers to squeeze out a 17-16 upset victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Journeyman Shaun Draughn, who...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tomsula accepts blame for leaving 49ers' backfield short-handed

The San Francisco 49ers entered their Week 8 matchup with their leading rusher and top receiver inactive.That recipe spelled disaster for the league's lowest-scoring team, which was held without a touchdown for the second straight game in Sunday's 27-6 loss at the St. Louis Rams. San Francisco managed only 189 yards of total offense, the fourth time in six games it has failed to...
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers waive ex-rugby star Hayne, promote RB Gaskins

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have waived former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne. The team announced Saturday that Hayne had been let go and fellow running back Kendall Gaskins was promoted from the practice squad. The Niners will be without starting running back Carlos Hyde on Sunday at St. Louis because of an injured left foot. Hayne signed with the...
Via Associated Press
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

49ers Waive RB Jarryd Hayne, Promote RB Kendall Gaskins

The San Francisco 49ers announced that they’ve placed preseason standout RB Jarryd Hayne on waivers Saturday and promoted RB Kendall Gaskins to their practice squad. This comes as a bit of a surprise, especially with Carlos Hyde out for Week 8’s game, due to a foot injury. It will be interesting to see if Hayne clears waivers, which would allow the 49ers to sign him to their...
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October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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