PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
17 hours ago

Draughn (ribs/back) wore a blue jersey at Sunday's practice to signal that he's exempt from being hit, The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn hasn't played in either of the 49ers' past two preseason games due to a ribs injury he suffered during a practice scrimmage with the Broncos. While that condition requires the protection associated with a blue practice jersey, starting running back Carlos Hyde's concussion suffered Friday against Green Bay makes protecting Draughn's health even more important. At the moment, he projects as the Niners' No. 2 running back, so if Hyde is unavailable, he represents the team's next option at the position, where the alternatives don't appear too attractive. It's also worth noting that Draughn was involved with returning punts during Sunday's session.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
2 days ago

Draughn's teammate Carlos Hyde suffered a concussion in the first half of Friday's preseason loss to Green Bay, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn actually missed the game with a minor back/rib injury, despite going through warmups in uniform, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reports. Even after missing the past two preseason games, Draughn seems to have a strong hold on the No. 2 running back job, as Mike Davis and DuJuan Harris have failed to impress. Draughn may also replace Hyde on passing downs, which means he could have a three-down role if Hyde were to miss time with an injury. For what it's worth, Hyde doesn't have any confirmed concussions on his NFL track record.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
1 week ago

Draughn (back) was held out of Saturday's contest as a precaution, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn took a shot to his lower back in last week's preseason game against Houston and was held out of Saturday's contest as a precaution. Despite not playing, Draughn appears to have tightened his hold on the 49ers' primary backup job after Mike Davis -- who had a strong showing last week -- took a step back, losing two fumbles Saturday.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Draughn was listed as the primary backup option to Carlos Hyde on the 49ers' unofficial depth chart.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn showed enough as a dual-threat (263 rushing yards, 175 receiving yards) filling in for an injured Hyde for six games last season to earn the right to be his primary backup out of camp. He will likely see 5-10 touches serving as a backup, but he could have deep league value should Hyde fall to injury again.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
6 months ago

Draughn has signed a one-year deal to remain with the 49ers, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn, who missed the final two games of the 2015 season with a knee injury, is thus slated to remain part of the 49ers' backfield in 2016, serving as a complement/depth option behind presumed top back Carlos Hyde.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
8 months ago

Draughn (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, the 49ers' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn filled in admirably following the losses of Carlos Hyde (foot) and Reggie Bush (knee) for the season, racking up 76 carries for 263 yards, 25 catches (on 32 targets) for 175 yards, and one rushing touchdown over the course of six games between Weeks 9 and 15. However, Draughn sustained a season-ending MCL sprain at the end of that run and will miss the final two contests of the season. With Draughn out of the picture, DuJuan Harris and Jarryd Hayne are expected to man the backfield in Sunday's season finale versus the Rams.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
8 months ago

Draughn (knee) won't take part in practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn hasn't practiced since suffering a sprained knee in Week 15 versus the Bengals, but two opportunities await before week's end to make his presence felt. If he's ultimately ruled out or doesn't play Sunday against the Rams, the 49ers will likely employ a running back tandem of DuJuan Harris and Jarryd Hayne, as they did this past Sunday in Detroit.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
8 months ago

Draughn (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn was unable to practice this week after injuring his knee last Sunday, and the setback will ultimately prevent him from taking the field against the Lions. It's not clear who will be the 49ers' top running back in Draughn's absence, particularly since the player who saw the most snaps at the position last week -- Travaris Cadet -- was released this week, but Kendall Gaskins is likely the favorite for the job.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
8 months ago

Draughn won't participate in Thursday's practice, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second day in a row, Draughn will be absent from all drills, leaving Kendall Gaskins, DuJuan Harris, and Bruce Miller as the only healthy running backs in San Francisco. While the training staff tends to Draughn's knee throughout the week, Friday's injury report could inform whether or not he's trending toward an appearance Sunday at Detroit.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
8 months ago

Draughn (knee) didn't take part in Wednesday's walk-through, but offensive coordinator Geep Chryst considers the running back day-to-day, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn has been the 49ers' lead back for six consecutive games, and while he's only dashed for 3.4 YPC and one touchdown during that span, he's augmented his line with 23 receptions (on 30 targets) for 174 yards. Following an abbreviated appearance Sunday against the Bengals in which he was diagnosed with a knee injury, he hasn't made a step in the right direction to date. However, two practices remain to prove his health, with Friday's injury report potentially shedding light on his Week 16 status.