The Browns are expected to sign former 49ers running back Carlos Hyde, as first reported by the NFL Network and confirmed by ESPN.
Hyde will receive a three-year deal worth more than $15 million, including $6 million in the first year, according to the NFL Network.
Hyde was again the most productive running back for the 49ers in 2017, leading the team in rushing yards (938) while setting a career-high with 8 rushing touchdowns. He also had 59 receptions for 350 yards as his role expanded in coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense as he played a full 16-game schedule for the first time.
While productive, the 27-year-old Hyde still showed his inconsistency in the passing game, catching 59 of 87 targets for 350 yards.
Originally a second-round choice in 2014, Hyde said repeatedly during the season that he hoped to remain with the only NFL team he’d ever played for. In four seasons with San Francisco, Hyde rushed for 2,729 yards while averaging 4.17 yards per carry with 21 rushing scores. He also had 109 receptions for 634 yards and three touchdowns.
ESPN’s Nick Wagoner contributed to this report