PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
5 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)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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)
7 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.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
7 months ago

Draughn (knee) did not sustain a serious injury, yet the 49ers are still exploring other options at running back, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn underwent an MRI on Monday, and while he apparently avoided a major injury, it's still possible he'll miss one (or both) of the final two games of the season. The healthy running backs on the current roster are Kendall Gaskins and DuJuan Harris, with rookie Mike Davis (hand) eligible to return from short-term injured reserve in Week 17. At this stage, it's unclear which players will get most of the carries in Sunday's game against the Lions. If Draughn can't play, the 49ers will likely make another roster move, after dropping Travaris Cadet in favor of Harris on Tuesday.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
7 months ago

Draughn is slated to undergo an MRI on his knee Monday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn's status for Sunday's game against the Lions is thus uncertain, and while Mike Davis (hand) is eligible to return from short-term IR, that's not a lock to happen, which further clouds the 49ers' Week 16 backfield situation.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
7 months ago

Draughn (knee) did not return to Sunday's game against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Initially deemed questionable to return, Draughn was later ruled out for good, finishing his day with nine carries for 38 yards and one catch for four yards on two targets. He'd been playing nearly all of the offensive snaps, and the 49ers chose to replace him with a a mixture of Travis Cadet and Kendall Gaskins. If Draughn can't play in Week 16 against the Lions, former rugby player Jarryd Hayne could get a promotion from the practice squad, though he'd still be unlikely to get more than a handful of touches.

PShaun Draughn
RB SF (8)
7 months ago

Draughn is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bengals due to a knee injury, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Draughn was in fact instructed to remove his helmet, which doesn't bode well for another appearance Sunday. If he fails to return, he'll conclude the contest with nine carries for 38 yards and one catch for four yards. While his status should be monitored in the coming days, Travaris Cadet was tabbed as the immediate replacement for Draughn.