Jarryd Hayne's cross-code dream remains alive as the former NRL star was not one of six players culled by the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday AEST.
Whether or not that is a sign the boy from Minto has locked in a place in famed the NFL franchise's 53-man roster will be known at 6am (AEST) on Sunday, when the 49ers cut a further 16 players.
The former Parramatta Eels fullback survived a penultimate cut before tomorrow's deadline, while veteran defensive lineman Darnell Dockett, safety Craig Dahl, offensive linemen Joe Looney and Patrick Miller, linebacker Philip Wheeler and Issac Blakeney were cut.
Friday: When the Hayne plane lands, you must clear the runway.
San Diego Chargers defender Lowell Rose found that out the hard way when he was, to quote the National Football League's official Twitter account, turned "into a pancake" by Jarryd Hayne.
The former rugby league star was at it again in his final preseason match for the San Francisco 49ers, all but confirming that he will achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.
Hayne was on fire -- as he has been for the past month of the preseason -- breaking off damaging runs, returning punts that most players wouldn't dare to touch and showing off his prowess as a tackler.
Hayne's chances of making the final 53-man roster appeared to be a long shot at best when he sensationally quit the NRL at the peak of his career to have a crack at American football.
Now it would seem a grave error of judgment for the 49ers not to keep him around. Because every team in the league has seen his tape and he's sure to get a chance somewhere else if San Fran cuts him loose.
Just like he's cutting loose all over NFL players.
Don't. Mess. With. Me.