DETROIT -– Running back Jarryd Hayne was in uniform Sunday for the first time in more than two months.
Hayne, whom the 49ers promoted from the practice squad on Sunday, among the team’s 46 active players against the Detroit Lions. The 49ers placed guard Alex Boone on injured reserve to clear a roster spot for Hayne, the former star in Australia’s National Rugby League.
Hayne, Kendall Gaskins and DuJuan Harris are the 49ers’ only three running backs after Shaun Draughn was ruled out with a knee sprain. The 49ers signed Harris last week and waived running back Travaris Cadet. Hayne will wear No. 38, while Harris was assigned No. 32.
The 49ers announced Gaskins or Harris would start the game, but Hayne was the player who got the call. He carried three times for 15 yards on the 49ers' opening drive of the game. In the first six weeks of the season, Hayne carried eight times for 25 yards. He also averaged 9.5 yards on eight punt returns. He was inactive for the team's Oct. 22 game against the Seattle Seahawks, then was waived the following week.
Right guard Trent Brown is scheduled to make his first career start with Boone and Marcus Martin unavailable. Eric Pears, who started the first 14 games at right guard, moves to right guard. Andrew Tiller will start at left guard.
Wide receiver Jerome Simpson and outside linebacker Corey Lemonier are among the 49ers’ inactive players. Undrafted rookie DeAndrew White will suit up in place of Simpson.
Receiver Anquan Boldin enters Sunday’s game one reception shy of 1,000 career catches as he enters his 185th game. He would become the fifth-fastest player to reach that milestone in NFL history behind Marvin Harrison (167 games), Andre Johnson (168), Jerry Rice (181) and Larry Fitzgerald (182).
WR Jerome Simpson
RB Shaun Draughn (knee)
CB Chris Davis
LB Michael Wilhoite (ankle)
G Brandon Thomas
OL Marcus Martin (concussion)
LB Corey Lemonier
RB George Winn
WR Corey Fuller
CB Bill Bentley
OL Gabe Ikard
OL Corey Robinson
DT Jermelle Cudjo
DT Gabe Wright