RB - SEA
The Seahawks are expected to find a role for RB Carlos Hyde.
“Everybody knows RB Chris Carson is the starter in Seattle,” said Hyde. “ He’ll come into compete with Carson while understanding he’s most likely competing for the number two spot.” With RB Rashaad Penny likely to land on the PUP, the team is expected to find a role for Hyde. The 29-year-old should be fully recovered from off-season shoulder surgery and is expected to be all systems go by Week 1. Hyde is coming off a terrific 2019 campaign, logging 245 carries for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns across 26 games for the Texans. He is currently 71st among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.
RB Carlos Hyde officially signed his one-year deal with the Seahawks on Thursday. Seattle released G Demetrius Knox in a corresponding move.
Hyde can earn up to $4 million on his one-year contract. He had surgery on his shoulder in February, but is expected to be ready before the NFL season starts. Hyde logged 245 carries for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns across 16 games for the Texans in 2019. The 29-year-old RB will most likely be an early-down complement to Chris Carson. With Rashaad Penny expected to the land on the PUP list, Hyde could play a key role right off the bat. He is currently 74th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.
New Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde underwent surgery in February to repair a torn labrum that was re-injured in the playoff loss to the Chiefs last season.
The former Texans RB apparently played through the injury for the majority of the 2019 season before exacerbating it in the playoffs. Hyde played all 16 games and rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his seven-year career last year with Houston, which shows a lot of courage and perseverance if he was really hurt the entire season. With Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny both recovering from their own injuries, Hyde is being brought in as a veteran back to shoulder the load should both guys miss time. He’ll likely be used in a complementary role to Carson to begin the season as Penny has been rumored to likely start the year on the PUP list.
RB Carlos Hyde has agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks.
Hyde can earn up to $4 million on his one-year deal. The Seahawks were looking to add a veteran RB, and ultimately decided on Hyde. With Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny both rehabbing from injuries, Hyde becomes key RB depth for the Seahawks. It’s possible that Penny (knee) could start on the PUP list. Hyde will most likely be an early-down complement to Carson. The 29-year-old logged 245 carries for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns across 16 games for the Texans in 2019. Hyde is a handcuff for Carson and could be borderline droppable if Penny is able to return by Week 1.
In addition to offering a deal to free agent RB Devonta Freeman, the Seattle Seahawks have also engaged in conversations with Carlos Hyde, another veteran free agent running back.
Philadelphia was rumored to have interest in Hyde as well. It sounds like Seattle and Philadelphia are looking for help in the ground game. The Seahawks under Pete Carroll have been known as a team that wants to establish the run the run first, and hit you with play action when you’re least expecting it. Hyde or Freeman would add some insurance and veteran leadership to a backfield that has two guys coming off injuries (Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny) and a rookie in DeeJay Dallas. If they’re unsure about the health of Carson and Penny, then Hyde or Freeman makes a whole lot of sense especially early on in the season. Hyde is coming off one of his best year’s as a pro last season with the Texans, rushing for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns. It was the first time in his career that he’s rushed for over 1,000 yards in a season. Expect these two veterans to land with NFL teams sooner rather than later.
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