Sources: Seattle Seahawks Agree With Running Back Carlos Hyde

The Seattle Seahawks and running back Carlos Hyde reach a one-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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

However, he and teammate Lamar Miller both made it to free agency, and the Texans acquired David Johnson from the Arizona Cardinals in a highly-traded trade for DeAndre Hopkins.


The Seahawks searched from the start of free agency for a veteran who reinforces his running game alongside starter Chris Carson and his 2018 top pick Rashaad Penny, both coming off injuries.

The Seahawks offered Devonta Freeman a one-year contract, sources confirmed to ESPN. They moved on for Hyde who will be a snap for Carson, at least until Penny returns from injury – she recovers from knee ligament surgery.

Elsewhere, Marshawn Lynch told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt earlier this month that his agent is in talks with the Seahawks about a potential return to Seattle.

The Texans acquired Hyde from the Kansas City Chiefs last year in exchange for offensive lineman Martinas Rankin. Houston made the move a week after Miller injured his knee in Houston’s third preseason game.

Throughout the past three seasons, Hyde played for the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Texans.

He has 5,079 total yards and 35 touchdowns in six seasons.