He might be the emerging story of the NFL preseason as far as the media – both home and abroad – are concerned, but when he heads down the race at Levis Stadium, NRL-cum-NFL sensation Jarryd Hayne is still just another head in the San Francisco locker room with team responsibilities to adhere to.
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It’s the end of the play that goes awry. That white shirt with the number 6 on it who finally manages to tackle the rampaging Hayne? That’s Dallas punter Chris Jones.
“As soon as I came off, the boys were into me. I had to pay a fine and whatnot.”
“I actually saw the replay and he grabbed my jersey so they’ve got to tighten the jersey and I’ll be sweet, I think.”
Hayne has one more pre-season game with the 49ers before he finds out whether or not he makes the side’s 53-man regular season roster. For what it’s worth, the US media is of the opinion that the organisation would be mad not to take him at this point, and if he doesn’t wind up playing for San Francisco, another team will gladly snap him up.