The 49ers have begun contract talks aimed at extending former second-round pick Carlos Hyde, league sources said, though that could prove to be a tricky proposition. The 2018 free-agent class of running backs appears pretty bleak, and it's unlikely the team would pace the lucrative franchise tag on Hyde. Though oft-injured, Hyde is having what could be a true breakthrough season.
San Francisco selected Hyde 57th overall in 2014, and while he has missed games in all four of his NFL seasons, he has also showed signs of being an impact player when healthy. Hyde has missed two of the 49ers' first four games this season, but in rookie head coach Kyle Shanahan's proven run scheme,...Read more