Cleveland Browns To Sign Former 49ers Running Back

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The 49ers visited the Browns back in 2015, but Hyde was put on injured reserve with a foot injury just before the two teams met in Cleveland according to an article by the NFL Network's Dan Hanzus.

Hyde had 938 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns last season, but tallied a career low 3.9 yards per carry.

And there's still more to come. The Browns are rumored to also be interested in Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in the 2018 NFL Draft.

It's a great move by the Browns, as drafting Barkley never made too much sense with Duke Johnson still on the roster.

Cleveland's revamped offense now looks very exciting, as it is expected to include Taylor, Hyde, and Landry.

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Cleveland has had a busy few days, adding three players via trade and agreeing to deals with a handful of free agents. We were bullish on Hyde's fantasy football prospects a season ago as Shanahan arrived, and although he couldn't fully capitalize on that opportunity, this is another ideal one for Hyde with the Browns, who just signed former Steeler Chris Hubbard to round out their talented and high-priced offensive line.

And as part of the Niners' Hyde replacement plan, former Minnesota Viking Jerick McKinnon is headed west on a four-year pact, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The latter deal was thought to take Cleveland out of the running for a quarterback with that first pick in a draft with plenty of first-round-caliber passers.

Hyde, 27, has rushed for over 900 yards in each of the past two seasons, but is yet to reach the 1,000-yard mark in any of his campaigns. But in 2016, Hyde finished with 988 yards in 13 games.

Today may also be the day when the Browns learn whether or not left tackle Joe Thomas will return to the team for another year or retire. It was the first time in his four-year career he played and started all 16 games.

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