Jaguars Trade for Browns Running Back Carlos Hyde

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Carlos Hyde learned today that his time as a member of the Cleveland Browns was officially over.

With the Jacksonville Jaguars struggling on offense without Leonard Fournette, who has been out several weeks due to a hamstring issue. TJ Yeldon took the starting role but has been dealing with an ankle injury and the team lost Corey Grant to a season-ending foot injury. The Jaguars tried everything as they attempted to sign veteran Jamaal Charles, who managed just 10 total yards against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Jaguars ultimately decided on trading a fifth-round for Browns running back Carlos Hyde.

Hyde’s time in Cleveland was short lived. However, Hyde was able to record 114 attempts for 382 yards and five touchdowns this season.

Hyde has proven himself against running backs in the league after nearly posting back-to-back 1,000 yards seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

What is next for the Cleveland Browns run game? The answer lies within rookie Nick Chubb and veteran Duke Johnson Jr.

The trade opens up a bunch of new opportunities for Chubb. During the season he’s been able to record 173 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 attempts. Chubb has also shown flashes of excellence with being one of a few running backs with multiple carries of 40-yards or more.

Johnson is currently the only running back within the Browns roster to rush for over 100 yards in 2018. Johnson thus far has 111 yards on 19 carries.

Robert Wykowski is a Cleveland Browns writer for Full Press Coverage. So follow him on twitter @WykowskiRobert

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