Eagles Interested In Carlos Hyde

The Eagles are interested in signing free agent running back Carlos Hyde, Adam Caplan of WIP hears. The veteran turned down an offer from the Texans in March and he’s still available here in mid-May. 

Hyde is coming off of the best statistical season of his career. Last year, he racked up 1,070 yards on the ground for six touchdowns and a per-tote average of 4.4 yards. And, for good measure, he added two receiving scores off of ten catches.

Unfortunately for Hyde, free agency is always tough for “older” running backs. He’ll turn 30 in September and the Eagles are only interested in signing him to a one-year deal for something at or near the veteran’s minimum, per Caplan.

With the Birds, Hyde could serve as something of a LeGarrette Blount-type power rusher. If signed, Hyde would join Miles Sanders and Boston Scott in their RB group. Still, a minimum-salary deal might not get it done. After his best season ever as a pro, he’s probably not eager to take a pay cut from last year’s base salary of $1.4MM.

Over the course of his six-year career, Hyde has averaged 4.1 yards per carry for the 49ers, Browns, Jaguars, and Texans.

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  1. DarkSide830

    id love this addition. we can use a veteran back to complete the group. I like the other three guys we have but maybe a strong RB corps with some pass catching ability can help bail out a midling WR group.

    • jkoms57

      Not sure what the Steelers are thinking letting this guy sit out there.

      Conner and McFarland can work… until Conner gets hurt.

      Bennie No Jets Snell is trash

  2. crosseyedlemon

    From a marketing perspective, Hyde isn’t much good unless you already have Jekyll in the backfield.

  3. mrshyguy99

    if frank gore can still get jobs at his age. why cant hyde. even if he doesnt play alot he would be good for 600 yards and a few TDS

  4. Makes no sense for him to be there. Those stats for a twenty something would get him 5-8 mil. Shame.

  5. abssamanta

    If one of the two UDFAs don’t get the RB3, or RB4 role if we decide to have 4 RBs, role then we could look at our practice squad-stashed RB from last year, De’Angelo Henderson… Idk why we can’t give some other practice squaders a chance… Marken Michel, Henderson, and Kyle Lauletta could all have been given a chance on our 55 man… Now, Michel and Lauletta are almost certainly not going to be able to make it, and Henderson is next to join them…

  6. abssamanta

    And an at or near minimum salary deal is a definite low ball offer… Pretty disrespecful imo, even as an Eagles fan. He’s definitely worth more than 1.4 mil, and especially above minimum salary.

    • 700Level

      LMFAO! Yeah, it’s just SOOOOO disrespectful to offer a 30 year old man $1.4mill to play a game, especially when he’s going to be the 2nd or 3rd option at his position w/ Miles Sanders being the main guy. I wish someone would disrespect me in the same way

      • abssamanta

        You’re not wrong in what you said. However, he does deserve more than 1.4 mil, just based on his stats from last season. Could make sense for the Eagles to sign him, but minimum salary seems low. And I’m not anti-Sanders or anti-Scott but I do think that Hyde does deserve a bit more money. It would be a steal for the Eagles to get him on a minimum salary deal. He’s probably going to hold out for more money, anyways, unless he wants to play more than getting money.

        • jkoms57

          Hyde’s been on like 9 teams in his career.

          I’m sure he’ll be just fine only making 1.5 million this year

          • There’s certainly something strange about how the productive Carlos Hyde suits up for about two teams every year. What is with this dude that noone wants to keep him and he’s the first guy traded wherever he is?

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