Seahawks reportedly have interest in Carlos Hyde
The Seattle Seahawks are one of a few teams looking to add a veteran running back this offseason, and Carlos Hyde is said to be on their radar.
The Seahawks recently made a contract offer to Devonta Freeman, but the former Atlanta Falcons star turned it down for now. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reported on Friday that the Seahawks also have interest in Carlos Hyde, who may be a more realistic option for them.
Hearing that the Seahawks' contract talks with Devonta Freeman have hit a standstill and that Carlos Hyde may now be a more realistic option to sign as a veteran running back. Seattle wants to add a veteran RB but doesn't want to break the bank to do so.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) May 22, 2020
Freeman, 28, is almost two years younger than Hyde, though the latter had the better season in 2019. Hyde rushed for over 1,000 yards with the Houston Texans and averaged 4.4 yards per carry, which was the second-highest mark of his career. Freeman averaged a career-low 3.6 yards per carry in Atlanta.
Rashaad Penny is likely to start the season on the physically unable to perform list, so the Seahawks are looking for a veteran who can provide depth in the meantime. They probably aren’t willing to spend much to fill that need, though they may have to outbid at least one other team if they want to sign Hyde.