Hyde rushed four times for five yards in Saturday's 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams. Hyde's final two games of the 2020 season were against the Rams, and his usage was limited to just seven touches for 31 yards. The 30-year-old running back's seventh NFL season was defined by injuries, specifically shoulder and hamstring issues, and he played just 10 games. In that stretch, Hyde carried 81 times for 356 yards (4.4 YPC) and four touchdowns, and added 16 receptions (20 targets) for 93 yards). Hyde is set to be an unrestricted free agent in March. Chris Carson, who led the Seahawks' backfield with 968 yards from scrimmage, is in the same situation, and his status with the team could weigh into Hyde's decision whether to stay.
Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Hyde (illness) will play in Saturday's wild-card game against the Rams, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Hyde missed the regular-season finale due to a non-COVID-19 illness, but he'll be back in action for the first round of the playoffs. With Rashaad Penny back in the lineup, there are fewer reps to go around behind Chris Carson, and Penny could ultimately end up with more playing time Saturday.
Hyde (illness) won't play in Sunday's game against the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Hyde hasn't tested positive for COVID-19, but he didn't travel with the team and will miss his sixth game of the season. The 30-year-old running back finished the 2020 regular season with 356 rushing yards and four touchdowns, adding 16 receptions (on 20 targets) for 93 yards. Hyde will aim to return for the playoffs. Rashaad Penny figures to see an uptick in usage behind Chris Carson on Sunday.
Hyde (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. According to head coach Pete Carroll, Hyde sat out each of the Seahawks' three practices this week while battling flu-like symptoms, per Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. Hyde hasn't missed a game since returning from a hamstring injury to face Arizona in Week 11, but he could be in danger of sitting out the regular-season finale. If Hyde is unable to go this weekend, Rashaad Penny would serve as the clear top understudy to lead back Chris Carson.
Hyde (illness) missed practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. With two absences under his belt during Week 17 prep, Hyde is trending in the wrong direction as he deals with an illness. If the Seahawks ultimately don't have his services Sunday versus the 49ers, Rashaad Penny is the likely candidate to slot in as the No. 2 running back to starter Chris Carson (foot).
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