The Browns quickly stuffed a hole in their backfield with Carlos Hyde.
Cleveland reached a contract agreement with the free agent running back Youth Sam Hubbard Jersey , who will replace Isaiah Crowell and give the Browns a bruising runner to complement Duke Johnson, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The team is expected to announce the deal after 4 p.m., when teams are permitted to finalize contracts negotiated during the NFL's two-day "legal tampering period, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity for that reason.
NFL Network reported the Browns will give Hyde a three-year, $15 million deal.
The 27-year-old Hyde, who played at Ohio State, spent the past four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He's started 36 games, rushed for 2,729 yards, averaged 4.2 yards per carry and scored 21 touchdowns. Hyde also has 109 catches for 634 yards and three TDs.
Hyde has rushed for over 900 yards the past two seasons, and his addition will offset the probable loss of Crowell Cheap Will Dissly Jersey , who has been in talks with the New York Jets.
The Browns are also exploring a long-term contract with the versatile Johnson, who was their best offensive player last season when they went 0-16.
With the signing of Hyde, it's unlikely the Browns will use either the No. 1 or No. 4 overall picks in this year's draft on Penn State's Saquon Barkley, considered the top running back in this year's class.
Browns general manager John Dorsey has spotted quality running backs deeper in the draft. Just last year with Kansas City, he selected Kareem Hunt in the third round and the speedy Hunt rushed for 1,327 yards as a rookie.
Heading into Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinals matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers up 3-0, the Boston Celtics aren’t about to get caught looking past a team that entered the series winners in 20 of 21 games.
That much was made clear by Jaylen Brown after the Celtics’ 101-98 overtime win in Game 3 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
“We shouldn’t get caught up,” Brown told reporters after reporters told him that head coach Brad Stevens said the team shouldn’t get ‘caught up’ with a big series lead. “We gotta finish the drill. I’m not one that was ever taught to play with our food, so when it comes down to it, we gotta finish it. It’s first to four, so we gotta take care of business.”
The Celtics have already taken three big bites out of the 76ers.
Philadelphia Authentic Jeff Skinner Jersey , though, won’t go down easy.
It’s not as if Boston has dominated the series: the 76ers led by 22 points in a 108-103 loss in Game 2 and led Game 3 by six late in the second quarter.
But Ben Simmons needs to re-emerge as the triple-double force he was late in the regular season. After scoring just one point in Game 2, Simmons had 16, with eight rebounds and eight steals, but he also turned the ball over four times and had a plus/minus ratio of negative-11.
Worse, Simmons missed a critical shot at just the wrong time, which prompted him to say he has some “learning to do.” With less than 30 seconds left in overtime, Joel Embiid missed a jumper and Simmons rebounded the ball with 18 seconds left on the clock. Rather than milk the time, Simmons tried a putback, missed, and Boston’s Marcus Morris grabbed the rebound.
Al Horford scored with 5.5 seconds left to put the Celtics up.
“Young guys at time look young Authentic Josey Jewell Jersey ,” Brown said. “We’re going to have to find places in this experience, and learn from it, and that’s a great example of one of them.”
While Simmons is struggling his first second-round series, Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum continues to thrive. Tatum scored 24 points on 11 for 17 shooting in Game 3, after scoring 21 in Game 2 and 28 in Game 1. During the playoffs, he now has seven 20-point games, including five straight, with a 19-point game, as well.
“No moment is too big (for Tatum),” Stevens said after the game. “He’s got guts. He’s a competitive guy. Sometimes I think we misconstrue some of these slight guys when they come out of college for not being tough but he’s tough and very competitive.””
Forget the players, though.
Much of the talk after Game 3 was about Stevens Logan Paulsen Color Rush Jersey , and his “genius” play call coming out of a time out toward the end of the overtime period, which resulted in Horford’s layup.
“Sometimes he draws stuff up, and I look at it, I’m like (confused),” Horford said after the game. “But Marcus delivered it, great pass. I missed some shots that I normally make there, but I made that one, so it was good.”