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Seahawks Add Hyde For Depth Behind Carson
The Seattle Seahawks and running back Carlos Hyde have reached an agreement on a one-year deal. According to NFL Network, Hyde can earn up to $4 million this season.

Hyde, who turns 30 in September, scored six touchdowns and ran for a career-best 1,070 yards on 245 carries for the Houston Texans last season and played in all 16 games for the second time in his career.

However, he and fellow back Lamar Miller both hit free agency and the Texans went on to acquire David Johnson from the Arizona Cardinals in a blockbuster trade for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

In addition, NFL Network's Michael Silver subsequently reported that Hyde's seemingly clean bill of health last season wasn't exactly what it appeared to be.

In February, the veteran free agent underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Hyde played through the injury throughout 2019 and exacerbated it in the Texans' playoff defeat to the Chiefs.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks were linked with a few veteran running backs before going with Hyde.

The Seahawks had been connected to Devonta Freeman in recent days, but a report on Friday indicated their talks with him on a contract had hit a wall. Marshawn Lynch recently raised the possibility of another return to Seattle.

Hyde’s arrival would seem to make that unlikely.

Hyde’s name also came up in conjunction with the Eagles. The Eagles and Jets have been reported as possible Freeman suitors as well.

Hyde ran 245 times for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns while with the Texans in 2019. He joins Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer and rookie DeeJay Dallas at running back in Seattle.

Carson is coming back from a hip injury and Penny is rehabbing a torn ACL. Carson seems likely to be ready to when season opens; Penny does not.