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Chiefs wasted no time in signing Ex-Jaugars RB Hyde

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We already knew that Carlos Hyde was on the move to another team, and on Saturday it did not take long for him to land. And while we haven’t been able to see or hear his reaction yet, going from the lowly Jaguars to the AFC West champions Chiefs to play with Patrick Mahomes, has to be lighting Hyde’s face up like the 4th of July.

First, as we wrote on Friday, the Jaguars released the former second round pick of the 49ers in a salary cap move with several other players to free up $20+ million in space.

Well, obviously Hyde had been preparing to be available, and he and his representatives quickly got a deal done with Kansas City.

Obviously, the attraction of hooking up with the second-year sensation Mahomes’ is huge. And, Kansas city has a void after releasing Veteran running back Kareem Hunt after the emergence of a domestic violence video during last season.

Kansas City was forced to go with veteran running back, and former Dolphins player, Damien Williams at the end of last season. Williams actually had a three touchdown rushing game against the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional round of the playoffs.

Back to Hyde. After being drafted in the second round by the 49ers in 2014, he was  traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2018. But, he played in only six games in Cleveland before they traded him to the Jaguars just before the deadline.

Hyde only carried the ball 58 times for 189 yards backing up Leonard Fournette, and did not have a touchdown, as the Jaguars fizzled out at 5 – 11.

Hyde’s 2019 salary in Jacksonville was a non-guaranteed $4.7 million and the Jaguars decided to sacrifice that money and move on from Hyde to free up money to go sign other free agents.

Amazingly, after showing such promise just three years ago with the 49ers, this will be the fourth team that Hyde carries the ball for in those three seasons.

And intriguing subplot is the schedule, as the Jaguars will host Kansas City upcoming in 2019 at a date and time to be determined.

You have to believe that Hyde is looking forward to that game, and possible payback on one of his old teams.

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