Duke Johnson got his wish, as the Cleveland Browns have traded him to the Houston Texans. The Texans are giving up a 2020 4th round pick, that can become a 3rd round pick if unnamed conditions are met.
Johnson had requested a trade after the Browns signed RB Kareem Hunt, who is suspended for the first 8 games. The Texans have a need at RB with Lamar Miller and not a whole lot else.
Johnson's production dropped amid fewer opportunities last year. He had 82 carries for 348 yards and 4 touchdowns, plus 74 receptions for 693 yards and 3 TDs in 2017. But he had just 40 carries for 201 yds and 47 receptions for 429 yards and three scores last year.
Now in Houston, Johnson has a clear path to more reps. Expect him to be the RB2 behind Lamar Miller and featured heavily on passing downs.
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