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Carlos Hyde | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Ohio State
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Carlos Hyde (calf) has been cleared for training camp.
Hyde spent one day on the active/NFI list. He won't miss any training camp time. Hyde remains the favorite for early down work in a committee with Reggie Bush. Jul 29 - 6:15 PM

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CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco expects the 49ers to replace Frank Gore with "more than one person."

In other words, the 49ers would use a running back committee. Maiocco states Carlos Hyde "is best-suited to be the back on base downs and short-yardage situations," but he is going to lose passing-game work to Reggie Bush and/or Kendall Hunter. Soft-handed FB Bruce Miller will also siphon some receptions. As a likely two-down back on a team with a 6.5-game Vegas Win Total, Hyde is best viewed as a low-end RB2 pick in re-draft leagues. Hyde opened camp on the active/PUP list with "what is believed to be a minor calf strain."
Jul 29 - 1:07 PM

49ers placed RB Carlos Hyde on the active/NFI list.

It's believed to be a day-to-day issue, but still unideal for a player who is supposed to take control of the 49ers' backfield this season. Hyde missed time earlier this offseason with a leg issue. He should be good to go for San Francisco's first preseason game.
Jul 28 - 5:12 PM

The 49ers will incorporate more zone blocking into their 2015 running game.

Outgoing OC Greg Roman ran a gap-based power running game, but the 49ers have lost power blockers LG Mike Iupati and RT Anthony Davis. Per beat writer Matt Barrows, Hyde shed ten pounds in the offseason in an effort to become lighter on his feet for outside-zone plays. "We'll implement some of that stuff, like the stretch zone more so than we have in the past," LT Joe Staley confirmed. "But we're still going to do what we've done well here. What's worked for us has been power running. It's what we know."
Jun 24 - 1:29 PM

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (leg) returned to practice on Friday.

Hyde "looked fine" in individual drills. The injury was never considered serious, and Hyde will be good to go for minicamp. Hyde should open the season as the 49ers' lead back, but Reggie Bush and perhaps rookie Mike Davis will eat into his work.
Jun 6 - 12:50 PM

Carlos Hyde has been missing time at OTAs with an "undisclosed leg injury."

"Trust in God's timing," Hyde tweeted Thursday as he missed practice. It's unclear the nature of Hyde's injury, but we'd have to assume he's day-to-day until we learn more. Any missed time is a concern for Hyde; the 49ers are looking to replace Frank Gore and the competition appears to at least be mostly open with Hyde considered the heavy early favorite. But with the additions of Reggie Bush and Mike Davis, along with the return of Kendall Hunter, it's a battle to watch.
May 22 - 8:55 AM

49ers GM Trent Baalke revealed that Carlos Hyde has dropped his weight into the "mid-220s."

Baalke added that Hyde looks "extremely good." Hyde measured 6-foot, 230 at the 2014 Combine. Weight loss has had positive recent effects on Le'Veon Bell, Eddie Lacy, LeSean McCoy (pre-2014), and Marshawn Lynch early in his Seattle career. If the 49ers decline to draft a running back who poses significant competition to Hyde, he'll only have Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter to beat out for touches. Hyde has high-end RB2 upside for 2015.
Apr 17 - 3:19 PM

Carlos Hyde projects as the 49ers' 2015 feature back.

Frank Gore will officially sign with the Eagles on Tuesday. It leaves Hyde firmly atop the depth chart, ahead of a rehabbing Kendall Hunter (ACL) and a likely low-impact addition via free agency or the draft. It turns Hyde, who rushed 83 times for 333 yards with four touchdowns as a rookie, into a serious RB1 candidate for 2015 re-draft leagues. Built like a foundation back at 6'0/235, Hyde ranked eighth last year in yards after contact per attempt. He now projects for 260-300 carries.
Mar 8 - 10:31 PM

49ers declared RB Carlos Hyde, QB Josh Johnson, WR Stevie Johnson, CB Perrish Cox, CB Tramaine Brock, S Eric Reid, and LB Ahmad Brooks inactive for Week 17 against the Cardinals.

Frank Gore will close out the season as the 49ers' every-down back.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Hyde's ankle injury will cost him the final two games of the season. His rookie year ends with 83 carries, 333 yards (4.0 YPC) and four touchdowns. Alfonso Smith will back up Frank Gore in the season finale.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Hyde will likely miss his second straight game against the Cardinals. Alfonso Smith should continue to back up Frank Gore.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined Tuesday.

It's looking like Hyde will miss his second-straight game. That would leave Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith behind Frank Gore in what is expected to be Jim Harbaugh's last game coaching the 49ers.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle/back) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Hyde's status for the 49ers' season finale is unknown at this time.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:21:00 PM

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) remained sidelined Thursday.

Hyde has already said he'd need a "miracle" to suit up against the Chargers on Saturday. With Frank Gore (concussion) also looking shaky, the 49ers could be forced to roll with Bruce Miller and Alfonso Smith at running back.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) said he does not expect to play in Saturday's game against the Chargers barring a miracle.

Despite receiving good news following an MRI, it doesn't look like Hyde is going to be able to go on this short week. It's terrible timing, as Frank Gore (concussion) is in serious doubt as well. It's certainly possible the 49ers will be forced to roll with Alfonso Smith and Phillip Tanner at running back Saturday.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3Kendall Hunter
4Mike Davis
5Kendall Gaskins
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndre Smelter
4Dres Anderson
5DiAndre Campbell
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
4Chuck Jacobs
5DeAndrew White
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
5Blake Bell
K1Phil Dawson
2Corey Acosta