The NFL has created plenty of headlines this afternoon with players either being cut by teams or traded to a new organization. We can add another one to the list.
The Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs completed a trade on Saturday afternoon.
Kansas City shipped running back Carlos Hyde to the Texans for offensive lineman Martinas Raskins.
NFL insider Ian Rapoport broke the news.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2019
Houston gets the help is desperately needs in the backfield after losing starting running back Lamar Miller to a torn ACL.
With Miller out for the season, the only running back with NFL experience in Houston’s backfield was Duke Johnson – a player the team traded for earlier this summer. Now, the Texans finally have some running back depth.
As for the Chiefs, Hyde was never going to make the roster. Kansas City recouped what they could for a player the team was likely to cut in the end. Damien and Darrell Williams are expected to pace the backfield this season.
Andy Reid and company are also pleasantly surprised with what they have in rookie running back Darwin Thompson. With three capable backs in Kansas City, Hyde was always the odd-man-out.
Stay tuned for the latest from the NFL.