Seattle’s offense was notably hobbled entering the 2019 playoffs after seeing their RB group (Rashaad Penny, Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise) ravished by injury at the end of the season, which led to the return of fan favorite Marshawn Lynch. He played in Week 17 and the team’s two playoff contests. Adding the six-year veteran should provide a huge boost as Carson and Penny continue to recover.
Hyde, 29, experienced a career renaissance in 2019 with the Texans, setting career highs in first down runs (55), carries (245) and rush yards (1,070). Hyde’s new digs brings him back to his old home in the NFC West where he spent the first four years of his career after being selected 57th overall by the 49ers in 2014. He played 50 games (36 starts) but dealt with nagging injuries throughout his time in San Fran.
NFL Network’s Michael Silver later reported that Hyde’s seemingly clean bill of health last season — he played in 16 games (14 starts) — wasn’t exactly what it appeared to be. An interesting wrinkle worth keeping an eye on heading into the 2020 season.