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BREAKING NEWS: Houston Texans Trade For RB Duke Johnson, Jr.

The Texans shore up the RB position by trading for the former Brown.

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Fresh off waiving former third round selection D’Onta Foreman, the Texans have made a move to add talent and depth to the running back position by trading for Browns RB Duke Johnson Jr. The details of the swap, per Adam Schefter and Tom Pelissero, are:

Johnson had been looking to get out of Cleveland since the start of the offseason after the Browns loaded up their backfield with both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Johnson is a former third round pick of the Browns and signed a 3 year deal extension last offseason for $15.6 million.

Are you pleased or disappointed with what the Texans sent the Browns to acquire Johnson?What do you make of the Texans’ newest running back? Do you think he can fill the shoes of D’Onta Foreman or even challenge Lamar Miller for starting touches?

UPDATE: Here’s how the fourth-round pick could turn into a third-round pick.

UPDATE II: In case you were wondering who actually handled the trade for the Texans, what with them not having a general manager and all, it was Bill O’Brien.

UPDATE III: Johnson is under contract for the next three seasons, which may make this a more palatable trade for those who were initially peeved that the cost is likely a third round pick in 2020.