Browns Will Receive Third-Rounder From Texans For RB Duke Johnson

Duke Johnson with Browns. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Cleveland Browns finally received some good news. The team found out on Sunday that they will be getting a third-round draft pick from Houston Texans as part of the trade that involved running back Duke Johnson.

Browns traded Johnson to Texans in August in exchange for a fourth-round pick. However, the pick was to turn into a third-rounder if the 26-year-old was active on Houston’s roster for 10 games in 2019.

In need of RB depth, Texans activated Johnson for Week 11 game against Baltimore Ravens, activating the clause. He ended up having a nice game, rushing for 40 yards in six attempts, while adding two receptions. 

Although Cleveland wanted to keep Duke Johnson on the roster, the player asked for trade since he was unsatisfied with the way he was being used. Since arriving in Houston, Johnson received more playing time and managed to put together a solid season so far.

Johnson rushed for 327 yards and one touchdown joining the Texans while averaging career-high 5.5 yards per carry. He also added 24 receptions for 232 yards and two TDs.