From the Coach's Eyes: Texans Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, and Darren Fells Proving a New Home is a Good Thing

November 07, 2019

Duke Johnson

The newest additions for the Houston Texans in 2019 have been upgrades for a roster that needed them. The additions of running back Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson plus tight end Darren Fells have helped reshape and offense that is one of the better units in the NFL. 

It is not the first time the trio have been teammates. In 2018 they were members for the Cleveland Browns before finding their way together again in Houston. 

The group arrived with the Texans at different times with Fells arriving as a free agent during the off-season. While coach Bill O'Brien made deals with the Browns for Johnson and before week one kicked off trading for Hyde from the Kansas City Chiefs.

The change in scenery has helped the group find new life in the Texans offense. In 2018, the group had a combined 38 total games in Cleveland, and they gained 1,129 all-purpose yards on 212 total touches averaging 5.3 yards per touch with eight total touchdowns.

With the Texans, in 27 games combined, they have racked up 1,464 all-purpose yards on 249 total touches averaging 5.9 yards per touch and 12 total touchdowns.


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