Seahawks add Carlos Hyde, bolster RB depth

Report: Devonta Freeman turns down Seahawks' initial contract offer

Former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has a one-year, $4m (£3.27m) offer on the table from the Seattle Seahawks, according to reports. Freeman could change his stance depending upon how many other offers he receives. The offer is for one year, worth up to $4 million.

Houston acquired running back David Johnson in a March trade during which the team dealt four-time Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The Seahawks are looking to reinforce their backfield, with starter Chris Carson and 2018 first-round pick Rashaad Penny coming off season-ending injuries. The Seahawks reportedly have had conversations with Marshawn Lynch.

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


Hyde averaged 4.4 yards per carry last season for a Houston team that won the AFC South advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs, better than his career mark of 4.1 and the same as Carson.

Hyde, 29, is coming off a career-high 1,070-yard season with the Houston Texans. Hyde's new home brings him back to the NFC West where he spent the first four years of his National Football League tenure after being selected 57th overall by the Niners in 2014.

The Seahawks open the 2020 regular season against the Falcons in Atlanta.

Both coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider have said throughout the offseason that adding to the running back depth would be a necessity this offseason and Seattle's efforts to sign a veteran picked up following the draft.

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