The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that they have promoted RB Matthew Dayes to the active roster from the team’s practice squad. In order to make room on the roster, the team has waived DB Tyvis Powell.
Dayes (5-9, 205) was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round (252nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Last season with Cleveland, he appeared in 16 games and registered five carries for 13 yards along with four receptions for 29 yards. He also added 18 kickoff returns for 437 yards (24.3 average) and eight tackles on special teams. Dayes was waived by the Browns on September 2, 2018 and signed to San Francisco’s practice squad on October 9.
A 24-year-old native of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dayes attended North Carolina State University where finished his career ranked fourth all-time in school history with 2,856 career rushing yards and third all-time with 34 career rushing touchdowns. As a senior in 2016, he played in all 13 games and finished third in the ACC with 1,166 rushing yards on 249 carries along with 10 rushing touchdowns.
Dayes will wear number 43.
Powell (6-3, 211) appeared in four games (one start) this season and registered five tackles and one forced fumble on defense in addition to one special teams tackle.