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Shaun Draughn says good bye to 49ers, fans

The 49ers got solid work from Shaun Draughn, but now he is off to the Giants.

Former San Francisco 49ers running back Shaun Draughn has moved on to greener pastures, signing with the New York Giants. Draughn had a solid year-and-a-half with the 49ers, having success as a pass catcher in 2016, and adding 2015 depth to an injury-ravaged unit.

The 49ers will be moving on from Draughn, as they look to add a complementary option to Carlos Hyde. DuJuan Harris might remain on their radar, but the 2017 NFL Draft features a strong running back class. My guess is the team sees what they come away with next month at the draft before deciding on any additional veteran options.

In the meantime, Draughn had a farewell note for 49ers fans. His time in Santa Clara was the longest stretch with one team, and also featured the first starting opportunity of his career. He faces a tough competition for playing time with the Giants, but best of luck to him back east.

I want to say thank you to the @49ers for giving my family and I a place to call home, a chance to be apart of an organization with rich history, class and a passion for family and community. You guys gave me my first EVER NFL start on November 8,2015 and I will cherish that moment and milestone forever. Thank you to all the support staff, cooks(man Ima miss those crispies in the morning lol Travis and the fellas) , custodians (my man Joe keep planting those spiritual seeds my brotha), equipment (Doc, Steve, Gilby, and the crew) trainers( Ferg, ryan, Laura) pastor Earl thank you so much for your time and pouring into us spiritually. Coaches(coach Tom Rathman thank you for having a high standard for your players and forcing me to get better at my craft) and to the Niner Faithful you guys are great and very passionate about your team you made this a great experience as well!! To my teammates I love y'all like brothas and thank you for welcoming me in with open arms and making it a pleasure to go to war with y'all no matter the record!!

To the @nygiants I want to say thank you for allowing me to be apart of such a first class organization!! I am excited to go to work in the quest for #5 and to the Fans I can assure you, you will get my ABSOLUTE best and nothing less, put a stamp on it‼️‼️ thank you God for ALWAYS making a way!! #Proverbs3:5-6 #BigBlue #GMen