Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey showed throughout the offseason a willingness to make trades.
So, it comes as no surprise Dorsey put on his wheeling-and-dealing hat once again ahead of the Oct. 30 trade deadline.
We’ve traded RB Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars
To make room for Hyde, Jacksonville placed rookie offensive lineman Will Richardson on injured reserve.
Meanwhile, the trade impacts the backfield of both teams.
The Jaguars‘ decision to trade for Hyde stemmed from increasing frustration inside the building — particularly among the coaching staff — over Fournette’s continued absence, NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported. Fournette, who will not play Sunday against the Houston Texans, has been dealing with a hamstring injury and played in just two games this season.
Silver reported that, in response to the Jaguars‘ offer on Thursday, Cleveland broached trading for a receiver, but Jacksonville, being thin at the position, was unwilling to part with any of their wideouts.
Before the trade, Hyde led the Browns in rushing with 382 yards and five touchdowns on 114 carries, adding 29 yards receiving on six catches. He joins a Jacksonville backfield currently held down by T.J. Yeldon, David Williams and Jamaal Charles, who signed a free-agent deal in Week 6.
Despite limited playing time, the explosive Chubb ranked second on the team in rushing with 173 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, averaging a healthy 10.8 yards per carry on just 33 offensive snaps.