Browns trade Johnson to Texans
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded disgruntled running back Duke Johnson to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick.
Johnson has been unhappy with his role in past seasons. He asked to be traded this year after the Browns signed suspended free agent running back Kareem Hunt.
The 25-year-old Johnson has been sidelined for much of training camp with a hamstring injury.
Johnson has been one of the NFL’s most versatile backs over the past four seasons, rushing for 1,286 yards and catching 235 passes for 2,170.
With Johnson gone and Hunt out for the first eight games because of an NFL suspension, second-year back Nick Chubb will get the majority of carries.
The Browns drafted Johnson in the third round in 2015 out of Miami.