UPDATE: JARRYD Hayne has confirmed he will sign on to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.
The former NRL star confirmed the news on his Twitter this morning.
Signed to @49ers practice squad.
— jarryd hayne (@JarrydHayne) November 3, 2015
Hayne has been in limbo since the 49ers axed him on Saturday, but was left with little choice but to join the practice squad after the other 31 NFL teams declined to sign him during the waiver period. San Francisco earlier added another running back to their squad – former Cleveland Browns player Shaun Draughn – to fill the void left by injuries to Reggie Bush, Carlos Hyde and Mike Davis. Earlier this morning, Hayne appeared to be in a positive mood despite the ongoing saga, posting the following proverb on his social media.
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Jesus never said it would be easy, but He said it would be worth it! (Matt 7:13-14) — Book Of Proverbs (@BookOProverbs) November 2, 2015
EARLIER: It appears Jarryd Hayne will stay with the San Francisco 49ers, with the former NRL star failing to be picked up by any of the other 31 NFL teams during the waiver period.
Matt Maiocco, a 49ers correspondent from San Francisco’s csnbayarea.com, claims that Hayne will be making his was back to the 49ers.
However, it remains unclear as to whether he will head to the 10-player practice squad or a return to the team’s 53-man roster.
After the 49ers waived Hayne on Saturday, all other 31 teams had the option of placing a waiver claim for him to join their active rosters.
None of the teams placed a claim for Hayne before the 8.00am (AEDT) deadline.
The 49ers are certainly in need of back up running backs with star Reggis Bush sustaining a knee injury that could rule him out for the rest of the season.
Kendall Gaskins, who was promoted from the practice squad on Saturday to replace Hayne, is the only healthy running back on the roster.
There are also claims that the 9ers are scheduled to host free-agent running back Ben Tate for visit and workout on Tuesday.
Tate, 27, played for Cleveland, Minnesota and Pittsburgh last season, rushing for a combined 390 yards on 124 rushing attempts with four touchdowns.