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Carlos Hyde played career-best 2019 season with a torn labrum

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NFL: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks’ interest in veteran running backs ramped up this past week, culminating in a deal with former Texan Carlos Hyde on Friday.

Hyde’s deal with Seattle, worth up to a reported $4 million, comes on the back of the running back’s first 1000-yard season of his career. While sharing a backfield with Duke Johnson, Hyde totaled 245 carries for 1,070 yards.

After Hyde’s signing with the Seahawks was reported, NFL Network’s Michael Silver added a piece of information that made the career-best season even more impressive: it was done while playing through a torn labrum. Despite the injury, Hyde appeared in all 16 regular season games plus both playoff games for Houston.

As Silver added, Hyde underwent surgery to repair the injury in February. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport followed up to Silver’s report, saying Hyde is expected to be 100 percent for the 2020 season.

Hyde’s addition makes it two consecutive years Seattle has added a veteran in May who was coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum. While for Ezekiel Ansah, it took several months into the season for him to regain functional strength, it should not be as impactful for a tailback as it was for the pass rusher.

If Hyde’s 2019 is any indication, the running back will be just fine for the Seahawks in 2020.