Report: Texans, Jets looking to trade for a running back

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The Texans lost Lamar Miller for the season when he tore his ACL last Saturday night and the lack of experienced depth behind Duke Johnson led to plenty of speculation that they’d look for running back help ahead of Week One.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team is “actively looking” for that help on the trade market with the deadline to set 53-man rosters coming at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.

There’s no word on where the Texans are looking for that running back, but the ongoing effort to trade Jadeveon Clowney could be part of the picture. While Clowney is reportedly resistant to the idea of going to the Dolphins, he could be amenable to another team and the Texans could strengthen their backfield in return.

Wilson also reports that the Jets are looking for a running back. With Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery at the top of the depth chart, it would seem that any deal would be more about depth as the team is parting ways with Elijah McGuire.

9 responses to “Report: Texans, Jets looking to trade for a running back

  1. Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliott I hear are looking for new contract. Zeke for 2 1st round picks. Gordon for a 2bd round pick should do it.

  2. Clowney to the Bears for Tarik Cohen. He’s not in the Bears long range plans anyway and the Bears have the cap space to carry Clowney for the year. Would free up reps for Montgomery and give the Texans a dynamic thereat out of the backfield. Win win!

  3. Attention Houston and New York….

    Howie Roseman on line 1 with Wendel Smallwood and Josh Adams available for the right price. Possibly even Jordan Howard.

  4. Im not sure where the Patriots will stand with Rex Burkhead by the end of the day. If they are considering a cut it might not cost a lot to get a trade. He’s not top shelf or anything but certainly useful where there might be a need.

  5. Jim Czerwinski says:
    August 31, 2019 at 8:48 am
    Attention Houston and New York….

    Howie Roseman on line 1 with Wendel Smallwood and Josh Adams available for the right price. Possibly even Jordan Howard.

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    No…Howard is the football equivalent of an innings-eating pitcher. He keeps everyone else healthy by going out there and chewing up first and second down for positive yards. They were so thin a RB last year, they learned their lesson. That’s why they traded for him. They won’t cut him.

    As for the other names, why on earth would anyone make a trade with Howie when he knows he can’t hang on to all of those RBs after 4pm today?

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