The 49ers on Tuesday added a running back from the practice squad, but it wasn’t Australia’s favorite son, Jarryd Hayne.
Instead they grabbed DuJuan Harris off the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad and cut Travaris Cadet. Harris likely will get plenty of work this Sunday in Detroit because 49ers starter Shaun Draughn is dealing with a knee injury.
Running-back transactions have been numerous this season for the 49ers, who have seen Carlos Hyde (foot), Reggie Bush (knee), Mike Davis (hand) and now Draughn go down with injuries. Davis, a rookie who in November was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return, is eligible to start practicing with the 49ers this week but cannot take part in a game until Week 17.
Harris, 27, has been with several teams since entering the league in 2011. His most notable stint was with Green Bay in 2012, when the Packers’ playoff run ended with a divisional loss to the 49ers.
The only other healthy running back on the 49ers roster is Kendall Gaskins. Hayne remains on the practice squad. He said last week that he plans to continue his quest to make a splash in the NFL next season.