Former Buckeye running back Carlos Hyde expected to sign with Browns

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: Carlos Hyde #28 of the San Francisco 49ers eludes Bryce Hager #54, Isaiah Johnson #27 and Carlos Thompson #53 of the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of a game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The former Ohio State Buckeye and San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is expected to sign with the Cleveland Browns, according to Pro Football Talk’s website.

A report by Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk says Hyde will sign a three-year contract with the Browns worth $18 million, including a $6 million dollar first year.

Hyde was drafted 57th overall in the 2014 draft by the 49er’s in the second round according to NFL Network.

During his four years in San Francisco, Hyde rushed for a total of 2,729 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also caught 109 passes for 631 yards and three touchdowns.

Hyde’s college career ranks one of the best in Buckeye history, as he owns the record for best yards per carry in a season (6.1) and ranks sixth in total rushing yards (3,198), according to The Ohio State Buckeyes’ website.

The Cincinnati native will play in Ohio for the first time since he left Ohio State. The 49ers visited the Browns back in 2015, but Hyde was put on injured reserve with a foot injury just before the two teams met in Cleveland according to an article by the NFL Network’s Dan Hanzus.

The Browns are looking to add some offensive firepower to the roster after they went 0-16 last year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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