JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars made a move at running back Friday.
With two of their top three backs out with injuries, the Jaguars on Friday traded a 2019 fifth-round selection to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for running back Carlos Hyde.
Hyde (6-feet-0, 229 pounds), a second-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, has rushed for 382 yards and five touchdowns on 114 carries this season for Cleveland – a 3.4-yards-per-carry average. He also has six receptions for 29 yards.
Hyde, 28, who played collegiately at Ohio State, has rushed for 3,111 yards and 26 touchdowns on 769 career carries. He spent his first four NFL seasons with San Francisco. He signed as an unrestricted free agent with Cleveland this past offseason.
The Jaguars have sustained significant injuries at running back this season, with starter Leonard Fournette missing four of the last five games with a hamstring injury. Fournette, who rushed for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns past season, on Friday was ruled out of the Jaguars' game against the Houston Texans Sunday at EverBank Field.
Third-team running back Corey Grant sustained a season-ending foot injury in a Week 5 loss at Kansas City.
T.J. Yeldon has started three games for Fournette, rushing for 299 yards and a touchdown on 67 carries. The Jaguars last week signed four-time Pro Bowl running back and 11-year veteran Jamaal Charles as a free agent and signed first-year running back Dave Williams off the team's practice squad.
The Jaguars, after leading the NFL in rushing at 141.2 yards per game last season, are currently 18th at 103.3 yards per game.