Carlos Hyde to Browns leaves Saquon Barkley open for Giants?

   REPORTS Cleveland Browns to sign former Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde        He's coming home

In 50 games over four seasons with the 49ers, Hyde rushed for 2,729 yards and 21 touchdowns on 655 carries.

He will join a tight end group in Cleveland that also includes 2017 first-round pick David Njoku and Seth DeValve, who are both known for their pass-catching skills. Rookies aren't almost as expensive as veterans, so the Browns could easily fit both Barkley and Hyde onto their roster. The back missed the final two games of his rookie season due to ankle and back sprains, was sidelined in Week 5 of the 2015 season with a fractured foot, and then a combination of a concussion, shoulder sprain and MCL tear kept him out for various games throughout the 2016 season. In four National Football League seasons, Mitchell has 11 starts, including nine last season when he had four interceptions.

One running back leaves, another arrives. While they are expected to go after former Buckeye and Brown Terrelle Pryor in free agency, Hyde could be the only former Ohio State player on the roster when he signs. The 49ers have nine picks, including No. 9 and 59 overall in the first two rounds, and two picks in Round 3.

It's actually a pretty solid deal for the Browns. Cleveland has had a busy few days, adding three players via trade and agreeing to deals with a handful of free agents. Signing Todd Haley as their new offensive coordinator was another step in the right direction.

Before the start of free agency, many experts had thought the Cleveland Browns would be the team to take Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Nevertheless, with the Browns doing damage this offseason by bettering their offensive skill positions, Hyde adds to the formula.

The Indians have since reached a World Series and the Cavs have won an National Basketball Association championship, but the Browns went 0-16 last season and have won just a single game over the past two campaigns.



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