Hayne impressed coaches from the start of camp with his ability to return punts, among other things. After some preseason highlights like when he truck-sticked a Chargers defender, Hayne eventually made the active roster as both a punt returner and backup running back.
He also quickly became a fan favorite. For his first career game -- on Monday Night Football against the Vikings -- The Guardian rolled out a hilarious live blog for the evening.
Hayne's stint with the 49ers wound up lasting only seven games, though, as the team announced on Saturday that it waived him in a roster move that was coupled with the promotion of practice squad back Kendall Gaskins to the active roster.