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Seahawks waive Demetrius Knox to make room for Carlos Hyde

The Minnesota Vikings played the Seattle Seahawks during an NFL preseason football game Photo by Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks have made the signing of Carlos Hyde official, as the team has completed its search for a veteran running back. It’s a reported one-year deal worth up to $4 million, but exact details will probably be known at a later date.

Of course, to make room for Hyde the team needed to make a corresponding move on the 90-man roster. Former Ohio State guard Demetrius Knox was waived, leaving the Seahawks with only 174 offensive linemen on the roster.

Knox was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and did play in the preseason. Unfortunately, he was carted off against the Minnesota Vikings with what Pete Carroll termed as a “nasty” quad injury. Using my “Pete Carroll injury talk” decoder, “nasty” is more serious than “legit” and Knox was placed on injured reserve.

As for the Seahawks’ current running back depth chart, it now consists of Chris Carson (recovering from hip injury), Rashaad Penny (recovering from knee injury, likely to be placed on PUP), Carlos Hyde, Travis Homer, rookie DeeJay Dallas, and UDFAs Patrick Carr and Anthony Jones.