Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran back Carlos Hyde on Friday; There is a “good chance” that he could have a job with the Kansas City Chiefs at the end of Saturday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday night that the 28-year-old five-year veteran would visit Chiefs on Saturday .
Old friend Terez Paylor from Yahoo! Sport chimed in .
Managers currently have only two backs-Damien Williams and Darrel Williams on their list, with Spencer Ware potentially making more money than we probably expected the open market.
Hyde is a veteran who has been both a starter and a backup before, and he has two 900 plus seasons under his belt (2016 and 2017).
Hyde entered the league with the San Francisco 49ers as a second round of picking back in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hyde signed a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns, but they traded him for a fifth round in Jacksonville after just six games. Hyde was part of Jacksonville’s cut Friday, probably making room for the signing of quarterback Nick Foles when the league year begins next week.
Moved to probably sign Hyde is not unexpected for Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach. Veach has done something of a habit (Reggie Ragland, Cameron Erving, Sammy Watkins) to get top choice that he still believes can still play when they become available.
Hyde would provide an affordable and experienced depth to the managers who drive back rooms with potential for more.