Although Hyde's second NFL season ended prematurely due to a stress fracture that ultimately required foot surgery, the power back said Wednesday that he's "good to go" for Kelly's offseason program.
Beyond the health of his foot, a streamlined Hyde revealed that he will play lighter in Kelly's power spread scheme, having shed seven pounds to his current weight of 225.
Hyde sees similarities between Kelly's offense and the Ohio State scheme in which he starred under Urban Meyer.
"I already know what to expect in this offense," Hyde said. "I'm excited to be in it once again."
Hyde's excitement is matched by that of Kelly, who likes what he's seen on game film.
"He's a big, physical back who has that combination of size and speed," Kelly offered in February. "He should be fun to work with."