Carlos Hyde Would Be a Very Nice Addition to the Eagles

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If the NFL season began today, the Eagles would be rolling out Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Corey Clement, and Elijah Holyfield at the running back position.

They could use some ‘oomph’ there, in the form of a veteran back who can give you something between the tackles.

Enter Adam Caplan of the very good Inside the Birds podcast, who says the Eagles are interested in free agent ball carrier Carlos Hyde.

He’s a solid player and would be a very nice fit here. A couple of notes:

  • He turns 30 in September but only has 1,072 career carries. Last year he actually had his career high in rushing attempts, with 245 for 1,070 yards for the Texans. There’s definitely something left in the tank.
  • Obviously he won’t carry the ball that many times if he comes to Philly, but working via committee could extend his career further. For what it’s worth, the Birds had just started giving Jordan Howard more carries right before he got injured.
  • Pretty angry runner. He’s plays around 225-235 pounds and continues through contact for extra yards. That’s something the Birds could really use.
  • He’s a good pass catcher. Didn’t do much in this area last year, but from 2016 to 2017 in San Francisco he caught 86 of 121 targets for 513 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Above-average in pass protection.

Hyde has bounced around a lot in recent years, playing for five teams dating back to 2017. He reportedly had an offer to stay with the Texans but decided to hit free agency instead. As such, perhaps the Eagles could lure him to town by talking up their culture and convincing him that he could win games here. The only question is how much money he’s looking for, since he’s made relatively little over the course of his career, compared to other starting-caliber running backs.

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8 Comments

  • bring back the meat locker May 11, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    I’d rather shady

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  • Joe Diprosperos May 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Carlos Hyde would be a great addition to Crossing Fraud with his stupid articles and false narrative and liberal thinking.

    Reply
  • fire angelo May 11, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I like it

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  • Hey Kevin, check it out! May 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Jim Adair has a sitdown interview with Margarat Cronin from K Y W -TV. She discusses in the full interview, the details around your firing for using racial and offensive slang terms and how you cried when security led you out of the building.

    now look at you. forced to live in the city. income cut in half by kyle. big fan of a niche sport nobody likes in soccer.

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    • and look at you May 11, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      Commenting on it.

      Reply
    • Jimmy the Greek May 11, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      What is wrong with using racial slurs? Have you ever heard of the First Amendment?

      Reply
      • Jenny Gump May 11, 2020 at 4:47 pm

        goto philly…start screaming N**GGER and let me know how it works out for your dumby.
        remember those N95 masks don’t stop bullets………………….

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    • Descrimination May 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      kinbker is coward
      hiding behind his keyboard.
      he refuses to come clean.
      They put all kinds of filter in their CB software just for this incident.
      crying shame.

      Reply

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