Matt Dayes

New Orleans Saints
Running Back #27
New Orleans Saints
Running Back #27

Matt Dayes News

Works out in Chicago

Dayes (undisclosed) had a workout with the Bears on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Dayes was waived off injured reserve by the Saints in September, but the workout indicates he's now healthy. The 2017 seventh-round pick has five career carries for 13 yards in 23 games between the Browns and 49ers.

Nov 19, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Jettisoned from IR

The Saints waived Dayes (undisclosed) from injured reserve Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Analysis: Dayes was simply going to be a reserve for the Saints, but he couldn't stay healthy in the preseason. If he clears waivers, Dayes will be able to sign with any team once healthy.

Sep 11, 2019 3:18 PM EST

Reverts to IR

Dayes (undisclosed) was placed on New Orleans' IR after clearing waivers Friday, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Dayes' injury remains unclear. He'll be shut down for the season unless he's released from IR and catches on with another team.

Aug 9, 2019 5:13 PM EST

Waived by New Orleans

Dayes was waived/injured by the Saints on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: It's unclear what injury Dayes suffered that led to his waiving, but he will revert to the team's injured reserve once he clears waivers. The Saints used the open roster spot to sign Kerwynn Williams.

Aug 8, 2019 1:56 PM EST

Signs with New Orleans

Dayes signed a contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Dayes most recently appeared in seven games for the 49ers last season but didn't receive a single offensive touch. If Dayes does manage to make the Saints' final roster, it will likely be as a special teams player.

May 28, 2019 10:11 AM EST

Waived by 49ers

Dayes was waived by the 49ers on Monday.

Analysis: Dayes did not log a single carry in San Francisco last season but played 94 snaps on special teams. The 2017 seventh-round pick now parts ways with the 49ers to make room for offensive lineman Willie Beavers on the roster.

May 6, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Limited to special teams

Dayes spent his brief time with the 49ers on special teams, failing to earn a carry or target in the 2018 season.

Analysis: Dayes was promoted from the practice squad in the second half of the season, but his fellow practice-squad mate Jeff Wilson was the one to gain some playing time late in the year. The 24-year-old is still under contract for the 2019 season, but with both Raheem Mostert (forearm) and Jeff Wilson (shoulder) apparently ahead of Dayes on the depth chart behind Jerick McKinnon (knee) and Matt Breida (ankle), the second-year back will have to really shine in camp to hang on to a roster spot.

Jan 27, 2019 5:30 PM EST

Doesn't see the field in loss

Dayes did not record a touch in Sunday's 27-9 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Dayes was recently promoted from the practice squad along with fellow running back Jeff Wilson, but it was the latter who occupied Alfred Morris' (healthy scratch) backup role behind Matt Breida. There isn't much to see here from a fantasy perspective so long as Dayes remains third on the depth chart.

Nov 26, 2018 6:12 AM EST

Serving as primary Week 12 backup

Dayes will serve as Matt Breida's backup at running back for Sunday's Week 12 tilt against the Buccaneers with veteran Alfred Morris (coach's decision) inactive.

Analysis: The 2017 seventh-round pick has only logged one offensive snap this season, which came in Week 10 against the Giants. Dayes also saw limited action during his rookie campaign, carrying five times for 13 yards and bringing in four of five targets for another 29. The second-year back logged double-digit touchdowns in each of his last two college seasons at North Carolina State, and at a stout 5-foot-9, 205 pounds, he could potentially see some goal-line work.

Nov 25, 2018 8:46 AM EST

Promoted to active roster

Dayes was promoted to the 49ers active roster Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Dayes joins the 49ers' roster just ahead of their tilt against the Giants on Monday night. He'll figure to take the spot of Raheem Mostert (forearm), who was moved to IR last week. Look for Dayes to operate as the No. 3 option at running back behind Matt Breida and Alfred Morris.

Nov 12, 2018 10:39 AM EST

Latches on with 49ers

Dayes agreed to sign to the 49ers' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The former seventh-round pick by the Browns was waived by the team Sept. 2. Dayes appeared in all 16 games for the Browns last season and had five carries for 13 yards while adding four receptions for 29 yards. He was also active on both sides of the ball on special teams registering 18 kickoff returns for 437 yards (24.3 average) and eight tackles.

Oct 9, 2018 10:22 AM EST

Totals 111 yards in preseason finale

Dayes rushed eight times for 77 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions. He also secured both of his targets for 34 yards receiving.

Analysis: The highlight of his night came on a 42-yard scamper in which Dayes carved through the Lions defense and eluded multiple defenders on his way to the end zone. While the second-year runner hadn't done much of anything in Cleveland's previous three preseason games, Thursday's performance could be enough to convince the coaching staff to keep four running backs on the 53-man roster entering Week 1.

Aug 30, 2018 7:37 PM EST

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