The Cleveland Browns have traded running back Duke Johnson to the Houston Texans for a conditional 2020 fourth-round draft pick that can become a third-round pick according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Browns traded Duke Johnson to Texans for a 2020 draft pick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 8, 2019
Johnson, 25, requested a trade earlier in the offseason after the Browns acquired Kareem Hunt. The Browns insisted they would do the best thing for their team, but finally traded him on Thursday.
In his career, Johnson has rushed for 1,286 yards and has five rushing touchdowns. One of his greatest assets is his ability to catch passes out of the backfield with 2,170 and eight touchdown catches. He has played all four seasons of his career in Cleveland.
The Texans needed depth at running back after cutting D’onta Formena who recently signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Lamar Miller and Duke Johnson will likely share most of the work for the Texans this season.