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Carlos Hyde acquired by Texans in trade with Chiefs

Carlos Hyde

The Houston Texans have added badly-needed depth to their backfield.

The Texans acquired running back Carlos Hyde in exchange for offensive lineman Martinas Rankin in a deal involving two players who were likely poised to be cut anyway.

Hyde isn’t likely to be thrust into a leading role in the Houston backfield, but he’ll likely get his reps. The 28-year-old ran for 571 yards and five touchdowns last season, which he split between the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent two years as a regular starter for the San Francisco 49ers before that, where he tallied up 1,926 yards over two seasons. He’s likely to be the backup for ex-teammate Duke Johnson after starter Lamar Miller suffered a season-ending knee injury during preseason.

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