Seahawks reportedly want to sign Devonta Freeman with Rashaad Penny injured

Carrie Guzman
May 23, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons released Devonta Freeman in March, but he remains one of the best free-agent running back options on the market. Freeman could change his stance depending upon how many other offers he receives.

The Texans acquired Hyde from the Kansas City Chiefs previous year in a trade on cutdown day in exchange for offensive lineman Martinas Rankin.

Freeman, who turned 28 earlier this year, had three years and $21m (£17.21m) remaining on his contract when he was released by the Falcons on March 16, two years into a five-year deal.

With Freeman not wanting that offer from Seattle the Seahawks appear ready to move on to Hyde, who rushed for 1,070 yards last season for Houston while playing on a one-year deal that netted him $2.8 million. The veteran running back is looking for more money, however.

Silver has also reported that Seattle has had conversations with free agent Carlos Hyde.

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In Seattle, Hyde will serve as a backup to starter Chris Carson, who suffered a hip injury in December. He spent his first four National Football League seasons with the 49ers.

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

Freeman gained a combined 3,000 yards and scored 29 touchdowns from 2015 to 2017, including consecutive seasons (2015-16) in which he gained at least 1,000 yards and earned trips to the Pro Bowl.

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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