Seahawks add backfield depth sign Carlos Hyde

The Seahawks completed one of the team’s biggest offseason tasks by signing running back Carlos Hyde. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport are reporting the deal to be for one year and $4 million  if all incentives are met.

DECEMBER TO FORGETT

Seattle limped into the playoffs last year after  Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, and C. J. Prosise all went down with injuries in a forgettable ten-day span in December. The news started out bad when Penny suffered a season-ending AC injury on December 8th at LA. The news turned catastrophic when Prosise and Carson both went down in the December 22 home game against the Wildcats. The Seahawks turned to fan-favorite Marshawn Lynch who finished the season as the no.1 running back.

MOVING FORWARD

While Carson’s is expected to be ready for the start of training camp Penny is not . The third-year running is expected to start the season on the physically unable to perform list ( PUP). Players who start the season on the PUP least have to wait until week 6 before they can be placed on the active roster. Prosise’s Seahawks career has been riddled with unfortunate injuries.

INSURANCE IN THE BACKFIELD

The Hyde signing makes sense in a number of ways. In 2019 Hyde set careers high in first down runs ( 55), carries (245), and rushing yards as the starting tailback for the Houston Texans. Hyde can push Carson as a component and able back up. The former 49er spent his first four years in the league after being selected 57th overall in the 2014 draft.The Niners released Hyde, who then signed a three year deal with the Browns who traded him after six games to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars released him in March of 2019. After signing a one year deal with the Chiefs Hyde, was traded five months later to Houston.

PLENTY OF COMPETITION IN THE BACKFIELD

The Seahawks enter training camp with Carson, Hyde, Travis Homer, fourth-round pick DeeJay- Dall and undrafted rookies Patrick Carr and Anthony Jones on the roster.

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