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Update: Chiefs sign Carlos Hyde to one-year deal worth $2.8 million

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter initially reported the newly available running back would be visiting Kansas City.

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UPDATE: 3:08 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Carlos Hyde will wear No. 34 with the Chiefs, according to a tweet from their official Twitter account.

UPDATE: 2:35 p.m. Arrowhead Time

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the deal is official. Carlos Hyde is a Chief.

Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports with the compensation:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter said the Chiefs have guaranteed $1.6 million.


The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran running back Carlos Hyde on Friday; there is a “good chance” he could have a job with the Kansas City Chiefs by the end of Saturday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday night that the 28-year-old, five-year veteran would be visiting the Chiefs on Saturday.

Old friend Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports chimed in.


The Chiefs currently have only two running backs—Damien Williams and Darrel Williams on their roster, with Spencer Ware set to potentially make more money than many of us probably expected on the open market.

Hyde is a veteran who has been both a starter and backup before, and he has two 900-plus-yards seasons under his belt (2016 and 2017).

Hyde entered the league with the San Francisco 49ers as a second-round pick back in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hyde signed a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns, but they traded him for a fifth-round pick to Jacksonville after just six games. Hyde was part of Jacksonville’s cuts Friday, presumably to make room for the signing of quarterback Nick Foles when the league year starts next week.

The move to likely sign Hyde is not unexpected for Chiefs general manager Brett Veach. Veach has made somewhat of a habit (Reggie Ragland, Cameron Erving, Sammy Watkins) of acquiring top-round picks who he still believes can still play when they become available.

Hyde would provide affordable, experienced depth in the Chiefs running back room with potential for more.