RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks added another option at running back by signing veteran Carlos Hyde to a one-year deal Thursday.

Hyde, who started last season in camp with the Kansas City Chiefs before being traded to Houston, is coming off the best season of his career after rushing for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns with the Texans. It was his first 1,000-yard NFL campaign. He rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 31-24 win over the Chiefs in the regular season but was held to 44 yards on 13 carries in Kansas City’s 51-31 AFC division playoff game.

Hyde's addition is a significant move because of the uncertainty among Seattle's running backs.

Leading rusher Chris Carson suffered a significant hip injury late last season, although coach Pete Carroll has indicated Carson should be healthy for the season. The bigger question is the status of Rashaad Penny, who suffered a torn ACL in December and would seem to be a candidate to begin the season on the physically unable to perform list.

Seattle also selected Deejay Dallas in the fourth round of the draft.

Hyde started his career as a second-round pick of San Francisco. He spent four seasons with the 49ers, his best coming in 2016 when he rushed for 988 yards. He had eight TDs a year later before spending the 2018 season split between Cleveland and Jacksonville.

Last season, Hyde averaged 4.4 yards per carry and his 245 carries were a career high.

Seattle waived offensive lineman Demetrius Knox to clear a spot on the 90-man roster for Hyde.