By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Seattle Seahawks were talking to two free agent running backs. Now, it appears like they have made their decision.
The team agreed to a one-year deal with Carlos Hyde on Friday. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The Seahawks were also considering Devonta Freeman. However, reportedly, his salary demands were too high.
Hyde is now joining his fifth NFL team. He will be 30-years-old during the first month of the 2020 season.
Previously, he has played for the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the San Francisco 49ers. He had his best season of his career with the Texans in 2019.
However, he became expandable, like Lamar Miller, when the Texans acquired David Johnson in a blockbuster deal that sent DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals. Johnson is expected to be Houston’s featured back during the upcoming season.
This past season, he appeared in 16 regular season games, including 14 starts. He had 245 carries for a career-best 1,070 yards with six touchdowns.
He also had 10 receptions for 42 yards.
According to OurLads.com 2020 depth chart, as of May 23 at 1:05 am, Hyde joins a crowded backfield. The team also has Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas, Patrick Carr, and Anthony Jones on the depth chart.
It’s not clear if this Hyde signing has officially eliminated Marshawn Lynch from returning. There was some speculation that Lynch may re-sign with the Seahawks.
Dallas, Carr, and Jones could just be a camp body, before being eliminated at the start of the season.
Hyde has appeared in 80 games, including 57 starts. He has had 1,072 carries for 4,370 yards and 32 touchdowns.
He also has 129 receptions for 709 yards and three additional touchdowns.
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