SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne has agreed to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because a formal announcement is not planned until Hayne signs. He is expected to receive $100,000 guaranteed.
Hayne is giving up his career in the Australian National Rugby League to pursue an NFL job across the world. He likely will compete for a job as a running back and return man on special teams.