Eagles reportedly interested in signing RB Carlos Hyde
The Birds continue to make noise after the NFL draft as reports come out that the team is interested in signing veteran running back, and unrestricted free agent, Carlos Hyde.
On today's episode of Inside the Birds with Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan, that's where Caplan delivered the news that Philly has some interest in bringing Hyde in to bolster their running back group.
"He's out there. I'm told the Eagles have interest in him," Caplan said. "They're only looking for one year out of him, at somewhere around veteran minimum, maybe plus a little bit of upside depending on playing time and so forth. Carlos Hyde is going to have to make a decision on what's he is willing to accept."
Hyde turns 30 in September and the Eagles know Miles Sanders is the No. 1 back, but providing depth and experience to an already very young running back core couldn't hurt. It is approaching mid-May, meaning the market for somewhat like Hyde is probably very niche, but Philly could sign him for a relatively cheap deal where he can make an impact immediately in Doug Pederson's offense.
Carlos Hyde signing with the Eagles would be somewhat of a trend in the last couple years. The signings of Jordan Howard and LaGarette Blount have shown that Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson want bruisers on their roster that can provide tough play in the backfield. Hyde's north-south running ability is evident in the 2019 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
For the right cost, this would be a good get for the Eagles who already have Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, which leaves a few names like Corey Clement and UFA Adrian Killins to battle it out for the final roster spot.
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