Most Likely Duke Johnson Trade Destinations

By Dan O'Shea
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The Cleveland Browns have a ton of talent on the offensive side of the ball. Maybe a little bit too much talent.

Now that Nick Chubb has cemented himself as a future star and Kareem Hunt has arrived to shake up the backfield (after serving an eight-game suspension), there simply isn't room for Duke Johnson anymore. The talented running back knows that and has reportedly asked the Browns for a trade.

If the Browns do grant him his wish, here are three teams who should go after Johnson.

3. Philadelphia Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles need some help at running back and Johnson can be their kind of player. They love having a pass-catching weapon out of the backfield, which they've displayed with Darren Sproles over the years. Giving Carson Wentz a player who can move the sticks on third down would be huge.

2. Houston Texans

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The Texans have plenty of talent on the offensive side of the ball, but they're still looking for more at running back. Let's be real -- Lamar Miller is not the answer for this team. He had just 25 catches last year and the Texans need a running back who can become a safety blanket for Deshaun Watson. Johnson is also a strong runner, averaging 4.3 yards on the ground per carry.

1. Baltimore Ravens

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We all know how great Lamar Jackson is as an offensive threat, but do we have faith in him as a passer? Buck Allen was fourth on the team in receptions last year and all of the wide receivers in Baltimore struggled once Jackson took center stage. Johnson would be able to come in as the check-down option Jackson needs, and would also fill in perfectly as a speed option when they run option plays.


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