Free-agent running back Carlos Hyde has agreed to a one-year deal with the franchise, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday.
Seattle's offer to Freeman was worth up to $4 million on a one-year deal, according to NFL.com's Mike Silver.
New York's interest in Freeman is curious considering it just signed Gore and drafted Florida running back La'Mical Perine in the fourth round.
But Freeman - who in 2017 signed a contract that guaranteed him more than $22 million before being released earlier this year - apparently wants more. It was his first season rushing for over 1,000 yards. The veteran running back is looking for more money, however. The Seahawks reportedly have had conversations with Marshawn Lynch.
Hyde spent four seasons with the 49ers, who drafted him in the second round of the 2014 draft, before stints in Cleveland, Jacksonville and then Houston the last two seasons.
In Seattle, Hyde will serve as a backup to starter Chris Carson, who suffered a hip injury in December. Atlanta averaged just 85.1 yards per game for the year.
However, he failed to rush for over 1,000 yards that season and his production as a receiver dropped as well.
If Freeman does eventually agree to terms with the Seahawks, he'll be returning to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a matchup with the Falcons in Week 1. Hyde's new home brings him back to the NFC West where he spent the first four years of his National Football League tenure after being selected 57th overall by the Niners in 2014.