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49ers RB Carlos Hyde may not be done in San Francisco after all

Carlos Hyde

With the start of NFL free agency officially set to begin in less than two weeks from today, the San Francisco 49ers and general manager John Lynch still intend to get a deal done with starting running back Carlos Hyde as soon as possible.

According to a tweet on Thursday morning from 49ers beat writer Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group, Lynch said that a deal with Hyde is still in the works.

“We’ve had discussions with Carlos all the way through the season,” Lynch said. “We haven’t been able to come to an agreement but those discussions are ongoing. I wouldn’t say anything is imminent there.”

During his NFL Combine press conference with the media yesterday at Lucas Oil Stadium, Lynch also told Matt Schneidman of The Mercury News that he plans to talk to Hyde’s agent Eugene Parker at some point before the week is done.

“We’ll talk to them this week,” Lynch said of Hyde’s camp. “Carlos is a really good football player for us. We’ll see what happens there. We’ll keep you abreast if there are any updates.”

Hyde, who was selected by the 49ers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of the Ohio State University, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent if San Francisco is able to reach any terms with him on a new deal.

In 50 career games played for the 49ers in four seasons, Hyde has rushed for 2,731 yards on 655 carries (4.2 yards per rush), 21 rushing touchdowns, 109 receptions for 634 yards (5.8 yards per catch), and three touchdown receptions.