A 1,000-yard rusher found a home Friday after two months as a free agent.
Carlos Hyde, a six-year vet who played 2019 with the Houston Texans, agreed to terms on a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, according to multiple reports.
Hyde spent four seasons with the 49ers, who drafted him in the second round of the 2014 draft, before stints in Cleveland, Jacksonville and then Houston the last two seasons. In 2019, Hyde rushed for a career-best 1,070 yards and six touchdowns on 245 carries.
Houston acquired running back David Johnson in a March trade during which the team dealt four-time Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
In seven seasons, Hyde has rushed for 4,370 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per attempt.
In Seattle, Hyde will serve as a backup to starter Chris Carson, who suffered a hip injury in December. Rashaad Penny, a 2018 first-round pick who spelled Carson last year, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in December. Coach Pete Carroll said the procedure to repair the injury was “more than just a normal ACL” surgery.
Veteran Marshawn Lynch, who came out retirement to aid Seattle’s injury-depleted backfield for Week 17 and two playoff contests, said in early May his agent had been in talks with the Seahawks about a potential return.
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