One source with knowledge of the situation indicated Friday that Seattle has made a final offer to Freeman that Freeman has indicated he won't accept, and that means the Seahawks may now be moving on to a more serious pursuit of Hyde.
Seattle's offer to Freeman was worth up to $4 million on a one-year deal, according to NFL.com's Mike Silver. The 28-year-old struggled, rushing for just 656 yards and averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry. Carson is expected to be ready for training camp, but Penny's rehabilitation could extend past Week 1 and Prosise wasn't re-signed.More news: NY son kills father during Zoom meeting
Hyde will turn 30 on September 20 and has played for four teams in the last three years after initially being drafted by the 49ers in the second round out of Ohio State in 2014.
In Seattle, Hyde will serve as a backup to starter Chris Carson, who suffered a hip injury in December.More news: Google, Apple, release joint coronavirus tracking technology
In seven seasons, Hyde has rushed for 4,370 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per attempt.
In 2017, Freeman signed a five-year, $41.25 million extension with the Falcons, making him the NFL's highest-paid running back at the time.
Freeman, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this offseason, has a history of knee problems. Coach Pete Carroll said the procedure to fix the injury was "more than just a normal ACL" surgery.More news: New York Governor Cuomo Permits Resumption of Religious Gatherings, With Strict Restrictions