Editor's note: Jim Tomsula will address the media this morning at 11:35am. Watch the LIVE STREAM right here.
There is a report out of Australia that 49ers return man Jarryd Hayne has told family and friends he has made the 49ers' 53-man roster.
Typically, players aren’t even told they’ve made the 53-man roster even after the team has made their cuts to 53 players. They might get a handshake during the first meeting after cuts, but the rosters are always fluid during the early course of the season.
Tomsula, speaking Tuesday on the KNBR Morning Show, scoffed at the notion Hayne has or anybody else has been assured jobs the day after the 49ers made 14 roster moves to get to the current 75-player limit.
[MAIOCCO: Snap count: Hayne understands limited action]
“I don’t know what the rules in the media are in Australia, OK? But you might want to fact-check,” Tomsula said. “The 53 is not set."
The deadline for the league-wide cuts to the regular-season limit of 53 players is Saturday, 1 p.m.
Hayne appears to be in strong position to land a spot as a return specialist as the 49ers prepare for their final exhibition game, Thursday against the San Diego Chargers at Levi's Stadium.
--Defensive lineman Darnell Dockett reported on social media that he has a cracked rib. Tomsula clarified that Dockett does not have a cracked bone but, instead, “a cartilage thing.”
The condition is not expected to keep Dockett out of the 49ers’ season opener on Monday, Sept. 14, if he makes the team. The 49ers have envisioned Dockett as a pass-rush specialist.
---Tomsula said there is no current thought about playing Alex Boone at right tackle instead of at left guard. Veteran Erik Pears has struggled at right tackle during the exhibition season.
--The 49ers have no update on the status of linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who was excused from team activities last week after the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office filed a charge of misdemeanor sexual battery after an eight-month investigation. Tomsula said the 49ers will disclose any new developments as they occur. “We’re not going to live in secrecy,” Tomsula said.