And another running back is officially done. The San Francisco 49ers officially placed running back Shaun Draughn on injured Wednesday to make room for their latest waiver claim, tight end Je'Ron Hamm. Neither move should be at all surprising. Draughn showed a lot of good things when he was picked up to take over for Carlos Hyde mid-season, but a knee injury kept him completely out of practice last week, and this week it probably wasn't going to be worth aggravating that injury further. As far as running back is concerned, the team seems either comfortable or at the very least curious with the team of Jarryd Hayne, Kendall Gaskins, and DuJuan Harris in the backfield.
As far as tight ends go, the team has had their own issues with tight end, either it be by injury or ineptitude. Je'Ron Hamm has a bit of experience under his belt; he signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent following the 2014 draft and was placed on the practice squad, only to be released in August of the same year. He then signed with the Washington Redskins two weeks later. He remained on their practice squad, and eventually main roster until getting waived on Tuesday.
The team still has Vance McDonald and Blake Bell ahead of Hamm, so if the team kicks the tires with him, or plays him at all, is anyone's guess. The game on Sunday will be worth watching to see what is in store for the future.