AP source: Australian rugby star agrees to deal with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne has agreed to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Tuesday because an announcement is not anticipated until Hayne signs. He is expected to receive $100,000 guaranteed.

Hayne is giving up his sport to pursue an NFL career. He likely will compete for a job as a running back and return man on special teams. The 27-year-old player is 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds.

He held a news conference in Sydney to announce he would join the 49ers, who are beginning to build a roster for new coach Jim Tomsula.


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