49ers' Carlos Hyde will miss third game with foot injury
San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde will miss his third game with a stress fracture in his left foot, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said Friday, days after suggesting he might be available.
Tomsula said he was being overly optimistic and that the medical staff determined the foot was still too sore for Hyde to make the trip to Seattle to face the Seahawks on Sunday.
The 49ers will turn again to Shaun Draughn, who signed with the team Nov. 2 and gained 58 yards in a starting role in a 17-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Veteran running back Pierre Thomas also was signed, but was released after gaining 12 yards on four carries against the Falcons.
Travaris Cadet, who appeared in one game with the New England Patriots this year, was signed two weeks and will be available against the Seahawks.
Kendall Gaskins also is in the running back mix.
"It's basically getting used to the terminology," Cadet said. "For the most part, you get out what you put into it. I don't have a specific role at this point. I'm still learning the offense. It's getting easier and easier every day."
Cadet also played with Thomas for three years in New Orleans.
"He's like a big brother to me," Cadet said. "He's helped me out a lot."
Draughn was also one of Blaine Gabbert's favorite targets. He caught four passes for 38 yards and was targeted five times, the same as wide receiver Quinton Patton.
"We feel like we've got three three guys that will be playing some running back for us in the game," Tomsula said. "When you come in having to pick everything up quickly, along with the game plan, those guys have done a nice job."
Running back Jarryd Hayne, currently on the practice squad, addressed reports that he would return to Australia and play in the NRL Rugby League.
"I'm still wondering why that's even a question," said Hayne, who is committed to staying in the NFL. "I want to focus on learning and getting better every day. Like anything else, the more reps you get the better. You can't just learn it, you have to get on the field."
Hayne even played in the secondary on the scout team, filling in due to a large number of injuries at those positions.
"I was chasing guys around really," Hayne said.
Hayne then went off to try his hand at table tennis, taking on linebacker Shayne Skov.
NOTES: CB Kenneth Acker (concussion, chest) is "full go" according to Tomsula. ... R Anquan Boldin (hamstring) continues to progress, taking limited practice reps, and is questionable. .. In addtion to Acker, LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), CB Tramaine Brock (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), QB Colin Kaepernick (left shoulder), CB Keith Reaser (ankle) and S Eric Reid (chest) are probable.