JACKSONVILLE – Carlos Hyde is returning to the Jaguars.
Hyde, a running back who played eight games for the Jaguars in 2018, has agreed to terms to return as an unrestricted free agent. The team announced the agreement Wednesday at 4 p.m., the start of the 2021 NFL League Year.
Hyde (6-feet-0, 229 pounds), a second-round selection by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2014 NFL Draft, played four seasons with the 49ers before signing with the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent. He then was traded to the Jaguars for a fifth-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, rushing for 189 yards on 58 carries in eight games with two starts for Jacksonville that season.
Hyde, 31, signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2019 offseason, but was traded to the Houston Texans late that preseason for tackle Martinas Rankin. He rushed for a career-high 1,070 yards and six touchdowns for the Texans that season – and started 14 of 16 games played.
Hyde, who rushed for 356 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games with Seattle in 2020, has rushed for 4,726 yards and 36 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons.
Hyde started 36 of 50 games played for San Francisco from 2014-2017, rushing for 2,729 yards on 655 carries with 21 touchdowns. He also caught 109 passes for 634 yards and three touchdowns in those four seasons.
Hyde played for Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer in 2012-2013 when Meyer was the head coach at Ohio State. Hyde was a second-team All-America selection playing for Meyer in 2013.
The Jaguars on Wednesday at 4 p.m. also announced they had agreed to terms with 10 other unrestricted free agents: wide receiver/returner Jamal Agnew, defensive lineman Tyson Alualu, wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, safety Rudy Ford, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, safety Rayshawn Jenkins, wide receiver Marvin Jones, tight end Chris Manhertz, defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris and defensive end Jihad Ward.
They also announced they acquired defensive tackle Malcolm Brown in a trade from the New Orleans Saints.