Seahawks Signing RB Carlos Hyde


Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks are signing RB Carlos Hyde to a contract on Friday.

According to Ian Rapoport, Hyde receives a one-year contract worth up to $4 million. 

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reported not long ago that contract talks between the Seahawks RB Devonta Freeman have “hit a standstill” and Hyde could be a more “realistic option” for Seattle, so this isn’t a big surprise. 

The Seahawks wanted to sign a veteran back, but weren’t willing to “break the bank” to do so. 

The Eagles are reportedly in the mix for both Freeman and Hyde, but it looks like Philadelphia could now be the front runner to sign Freeman. 

Hyde joins a backfield that consists of Rashaad Penny, Chris Carson, Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas, Patrick Carr and Anthony Jones

Penny could end up opening the 2020 season on the PUP list, as he works his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last year. Meanwhile, Chris Carson is rehabbing a hip injury, so it will be interesting to see how things shake for the Seahawks at running back. 

Hyde, 29, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.681 million contract before agreeing to a three-year contract worth $15 million with the Browns last year. 

The Browns later traded Hyde to the Jaguars midseason for a 2019 fifth-round pick. Hyde was set to make a base salary of $3,250,000 for the 2019 season when the Jaguars released him last May. 

Hyde signed on with the Chiefs last offseason but was later traded to the Texans coming out of the preseason. 

In 2019, Hyde appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and rushed for 1,070 yards on 245 carries (4.4 YPC) and six touchdowns to go along with 10 receptions for 42 yards. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 18 running back out of 58 qualifying players.

We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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