Running back Carlos Hyde and wide receiver Phillip Dorsett have both signed contracts to play for Urban Meyer’s team. Hyde’s deal is two years worth $6 million, whereas Dorsett’s contract details are not yet known.
Hyde was Seattle’s backup running back but did miss several regular season games to injury and to illness. He had 81 carries for 356 yards and 4 touchdowns, along with 16 catches for 93 yards. In other words your typical backup running back.
Dorsett signed last year, had an injured foot, and never suited up for the Seahawks. Even B.J. Finney had a couple of special teams snaps during his short time in Seattle.
Jacksonville’s coaching staff is populated with former Seahawks — Brian Schottenheimer is the QBs coach, Brian Schneider is the Special Teams Coordinator, and Darrell Bevell is the Offensive Coordinator. Now they’re going after players too.
These are the first two Seahawks free agents to head elsewhere in 2021. Otherwise it’s been a quiet Monday for Seattle as usual for the first week of free agency.