Good morning folks. Obviously, it wasn't a quiet Saturday for the San Francisco 49ers thanks to the release of running back Jarryd Hayne. It's a troubling move as far as I'm concerned, and I'm not even entirely on the Hayne bandwagon. It just seems like such a nothing move to waive him for someone like Kendall Gaskins, who has little upside while Hayne obviously has a lot of potential.
But I suppose it's possible he doesn't get claimed and remains with the team and this was all for nothing. I'm not outraged, I just think it's such a nothing move that I wonder why it was made at all. The team isn't going to run out of running backs on Sunday and really, they should be trying to see as much of Colin Kaepernick as possible against the St. Louis Rams.
Not sure how I feel about the game today. The offensive line is truly abysmal and I hope we've seen the last of Jordan Devey but I suspect that's not the case. Oh, well. Let's get on with your links for the day.
49ers waive Hayne, promote Gaskins to roster (Maiocco)
49ers thoughts: If Jed York won't talk, he's basically affirming the Kaepernick rumors, and my thought on Jarryd Hayne's release (Kawakami)
Mailbag: Interpreting 49ers CEO Jed York's silence (Maiocco)
49ers vs. Rams at a glance (Barrows)
Welcome to the Jarryd Hayne hotline: answering questions about 49ers' Aussie castoff (Inman)
Tartt's run support needed against Rams' Gurley (Maiocco)
Ominous task for 49ers line vs. Rams' fierce front (MercuryNews)
Game Preview: 5 Things to Watch When the 49ers Visit the Rams (49ers)