The San Francisco 49ers have claimed TE Je’Ron Hamm off waivers from the Washington Redskins. In order to make room on the roster, the team placed RB Shaun Draughn on the Injured Reserve List.
Hamm (6-3, 236) originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints on May 12, 2014 and was waived by the team on August 21, 2014. He was then signed to the Washington Redskins practice squad on September 9, 2014 where he spent the remainder of the season before signing a reserve/future contract with Washington on December 29, 2014. In 2015, he was waived by Washington on September 9 and was added to the practice squad the following day. On November 23, he was promoted to the team’s active roster where he appeared in one game (12/27/15 vs. Dallas) and was inactive for four others prior to him being waived on December 29.
A 23-year-old native of Leesville, LA, Hamm attended the University of Louisiana-Monroe, where he appeared in 46 games and finished his career with 111 receptions for 1,587 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Draughn (5-11, 205) signed with the 49ers as a free agent on November 2, 2015. He started in each of his six games with the team this season. Between his time with the 49ers and Cleveland Browns (five games) in 2015, he registered career highs in rushes (78) and rushing yards (273), as well as receptions (27) and receiving yards (176).