The Hayne Plane has one more stop before the regular season.
When Rugby League superstar Jarryd Hayne made the transition to the NFL, he was mostly considered as a long-shot to make the San Francisco 49ers final 53-man roster. Then, he started doing things like this:
In three preseason games, Hayne has returned six punts for 120 yards, returned one kick for 33, rushed 15 times for 117 and caught a pass for 18. He is averaging 12.5 yards every time he touches the ball and “has himself in the conversation” for a roster spot.
The 27-year-old has one more opportunity to make his case this Thursday against the San Diego Chargers. His best shot at cracking the roster is as a returner, so he should get plenty of chances in that facet of the game. And as we’ve already seen, he’s becoming a must-watch player every time he touches the ball.
Kickoff for this one is at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 3. It will be broadcast on NFL Network (check here for a full list of local affiliates), but if you can’t make it to a TV, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch Chargers vs. 49ers Online
If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to NFL Network, you can watch the game online at NFL.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Viewers can also watch this game–and all preseason games–live online via NFL Game Pass. The package doesn’t require a cable subscription, but it does cost $99.99 for the entire season. NFL.com is offering a free seven-day free trial.
Watch Chargers vs. 49ers on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with access to NFL Network can watch the game on the NFL Network app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to NFL Network. You can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, or the Windows Store.
Mobile and tablet users with a subscription to NFL Game Pass can also watch the game on the NFL Mobile app. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store or the Windows Store.