HOUSTON (AP) The trade of DeAndre Hopkins leaves a huge hole in the Texans' offense.
But Houston did address one glaring free agency need with the shocking trade of the star receiver to Arizona by getting running back David Johnson in the deal. The Texans had a need at the position with both Carlos Hyde and Lamar Miller becoming free agents this week.
Hyde led the Texans with a career-high 1,070 yards rushing last year in his first season with the team after coming to Houston in August. Hyde filled in nicely for Miller, who had been the team's featured back for the previous three seasons before a knee injury ended his season last August. Miller made 41 starts and ran for 2,934 yards before his injury after signing a four-year, $26 million contract in 2016.