AFL 3 years ago

49ers won't load Hayne with dual roles

  • 49ers won't load Hayne with dual roles

The San Francisco 49ers are reluctant to play Jarryd Hayne in the dual roles of punt and kick returner against the Green Bay Packers this weekend.

Special teams co-ordinator Thomas McGaughey described the former NRL star as the team's best punt returner, but said the role of kick returner needed a different skill set "that's not his strong suit".

There have been calls by the media and fans for the 49ers to drop kick returner DeAndrew White and give Hayne both jobs after his blockbuster 37-yard run on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

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