Fooch’s update: The 49ers made the move official, and waived defensive back Tyvis Powell to make room on the 53-man roster.
The San Francisco 49ers are a running back short after losing Raheem Mostert to a broken arm, and they have figured out a short term plan. The team is expected to promote running back Matt Dayes from the practice squad, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 49ers have until 1 p.m. PT to make a roster move for tonight’s game against the New York Giants. They promoted Greg Mabin to the active roster this past week, but needed to find another running back. Prior to this move, the only running backs on the roster were Matt Breida and Alfred Morris, with Kyle Juszczyk able to serve a dual role at fullback and third down running back.
The team also had rookie Jeff Wilson as an option on the practice squad. They signed Wilson as a UDFA this past May, while Dayes joined the team on October 9th. Dayes was a seventh round pick of the Browns in 2017 and appeared in all 16 games last season.
The team will need to release a player to make room for Dayes. It’s safe to say the offsetting move will be the weekly Tom Savage roster departure. Savage will likely be back on Tuesday and Wednesday.