The Cleveland Browns traded Duke Johnson to the Houston Texans and their compensation will now be a third-round pick as Duke played 10 games with Houston
Entering the 2019 season, there was a lot of drama around the Cleveland Browns back-up running back Duke Johnson. Once one of the better players on the team, Johnson was suddenly behind Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt (who was suspended for eight games) and he wasn't happy about it.
After asking to be traded and holding out of OTAs, the Browns finally gave into Duke's commands, but they didn't get rid of him just for the sake of moving on.
Instead, general manager John Dorsey pulled off a great trade that netted them at least a fourth-round pick. However, that could become a third-rounder if Johnson played 10 games for the Texans this season.
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On Sunday, he did that and Cleveland will now get a day two pick from Houston for a player who didn't even want to be there.
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"The fourth-round pick that Houston traded to Cleveland becomes a third if and when Johnson is active for a 10th game this season, which he will be on Sunday afternoon."
That's a great return on investment for a player they originally picked in the third round. Usually, when a reserve player forces his way out of town, a late-round pick is gained but general manager John Dorsey hit a home run here.
"Via NFL Network, Garrett plans to appeal his suspension, which is at minimum six games, or the remainder of the regular season.
His argument will be to focus on the “indefinite” language used. The collective bargaining agreement does not allow for indefinite suspensions for on-field conduct."
Garrett deserves to be punished, and he would even agree with that. However, the indefinite language is a bit rough and the league should give him a definitive timeline. Perhaps that will happen when his appeal is heard.
“You got to play full speed, they going to throw the flag,” Quinn said Friday. “They going to throw the flag. They make so many rules changes, who knows what they’re going to call nowadays? So you just play and hope it doesn’t get to that point. Take it back to 1960 there was only two rules: score and stop them from scoring. Man up. But nowadays you can’t do that. Charmin, in a sense.”
Robert Quinn is just one of many players who seem to think Garrett was too harshly penalized. It was a polarizing fight for sure and there are opinions flying around everywhere.
Lost in the news about Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph is the release of Antonio Callaway. With him now gone, Matt McFatridge thinks the Browns 2018 class is a bust outside of a few picks.
It's the cool thing to say but Chris Markoch explains why the 2019 Cleveland Browns are not the same old Browns everyone is used to.