The San Francisco 49ers will publish their first first practice participation report of the week Wednesday afternoon, and there is a good chance running back Shaun Draughn will be listed as a DNP. Draughn spoke with Chris Biderman on Wednesday, and he told the Niners Digest editor that he was diagnosed with a knee sprain, but that there was no structural damage. He is day-to-day.
The 49ers signed running back DuJuan Harris on Tuesday, releasing running back Travaris Cadet to make room for him. Cadet is a decent third down option, but is not a guy many would expect to be an every-down workhorse. Harris is more likely to get that kind of work, with Kendall Gaskins also getting some work.
Right now, those are the only two healthy running backs on the roster. My guess is Draughn is finished for the season. He could be good to go next week, but if the team is not 100 percent certain, I don't see the value of playing him the final week.
Draughn heads into free agency after this season, and has quickly worked himself onto the radar as a potential depth option in 2016. He might find another team willing to offer a little more money, but this will be an interesting story to track as the offseason gets underway in a couple weeks.