The Seattle Seahawks added necessary depth to their running backs roster on Friday, May 22 with the signing of six-year veteran running back Carlos Hyde.
Hyde was originally a second-round pick to the 49ers in the 2014 NFL Draft. In six seasons, he's racked up 4,370 yards and 32 touchdowns. He's coming off of his first-career 1,000-yard season in 2019.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 22, 2020
The 29-year-old Hyde tore his labrum last season with the Texans. He played through it but exacerbated it in the 51-31 Divisional Round playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 12. Hyde had surgery in February 2020, Mike Silver of NFL Media reports. Despite his injury, Hyde played in all 16 games for only the second time in his career.
With the Carlos Hyde signing, the Seahawks' RB outlook includes Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny (likely headed for PUP), Hyde, Travis Homer and 4th round pick DeeJay Dallas... The door remains open for Marshawn Lynch to return during the season.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) May 22, 2020
Seattle's running back room now consists of Hyde, Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer and rookies DeeJay Dallas, Patrick Carr (undrafted rookie free agent) and Anthony Jones (undrafted rookie free agent).
Carson is expected to be back week one after season-ending knee surgery in 2019. The signing of Hyde could also indicate Penny's 2020 season as somewhat of a medical redshirt year after tearing his ACL late last season.
The Seahawks, Pete Carroll love to run the ball, there's no denying that. Adding Hyde into the mix should make for an interesting, dynamic depth chart come week one.
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