NFL Rumors: Carlos Hyde to Visit Chiefs After Jaguars Release

Megan ArmstrongContributor IIMarch 9, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 11: Carlos Hyde #34 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is seen before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars released running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, and the Kansas City Chiefs might snatch him quickly from the free-agency pond.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday night that Hyde is set to visit with the Chiefs on Saturday.

Last season was Hyde's only one in Jacksonville, and it was lackluster to the tune of 58 carries for 189 yards and no touchdowns. Previously, Hyde rushed for the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers

Hyde sat third on the Jags' depth chart behind Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon. Kansas City's backfield was similarly crowded to finish 2018 after the sudden release of Kareem Hunt on Nov. 30. In Schefter's eyes, though, Hyde could provide a nice complement to Damien Williams. Williams signed a two-year extension with the Chiefs on Dec. 28.

In a separate tweet, Schefter reported that Jacksonville first tried to trade Hyde before ultimately releasing him. 

Hyde joins a packed running back free-agency class including Yeldon, Le'Veon Bell, Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman, Jay Ajayi and Spencer Ware, who had been with the Chiefs since 2015.

However, according to Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports, Hyde may not have to worry about competing for a contract as Paylor noted there's a "good chance" the Chiefs and Hyde agree on a deal during his visit Saturday pending a physical.