Hyde rushed 14 times for 34 yards during Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Chargers.
While once again it was Hyde handling the bulk of Cleveland's carries, the Browns' other two running backs -- Duke Johnson and Nick Chubb -- outperformed him with far fewer opportunities. Johnson and Chubb racked up 51 yards on the ground on just five totes, as Hyde has now averaged under three yards per rush on three occasions. The 28-year-old back also failed to score a touchdown for the second consecutive game after crossing the goal line five times in the team's first four weeks.
Hyde rushed 17 times for 63 yards and caught two of three targets for 14 yards during Sunday's 12-9 overtime victory over the Ravens.
For the first time in 2018, Hyde failed to find the end zone, stopping his streak of six consecutive games with a touchdown going back to last year. The 28-year-old running back is only averaging 3.4 yards per carry and has yet to reach the century mark in a game, but he's the clear-cut No. 1 back in Cleveland and his volume and red-zone usage make him a valuable fantasy commodity. Hyde will look to start a new touchdown streak in Week 6 against the Chargers.
Hyde (shoulder) is practicing Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hyde was removed from Sunday's practice with a shoulder injury that apparently isn't too serious. He looked ready for Week 1 in Friday's preseason loss to the Bills, taking nine carries for 64 yards and a touchdown while getting heavy run with the first-team offense. Nick Chubb had 11 carries for 53 yards and a score, with his first touch coming at the 3:55 mark of the second quarter. The rookie may have a role early in the season, but he doesn't seem to pose an immediate threat to Hyde's lead job.
Hyde left Sunday's practice early with an apparent shoulder injury, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Hyde's shoulder injury isn't believed to be anything serious, but it will be something to keep an eye on heading into the Browns' third preseason tilt against the Eagles on Thursday. If he's forced to miss additional practice time throughout the week, Duke Johnson and rookie Nick Chubb would be in line for increased roles with the first-team offense.
Hyde probably isn't surprised by the addition, considering he acknowledged the possibility of Cleveland drafting Saquon Barkley shortly after signing a three-year, $15 million contract in mid-March. With Johnson locked in as the top pass-catching back on the heels of a breakout 2017 campaign, Hyde and Chubb will be left to battle for early down work during training camp. Hyde's contract only contains $5 million guaranteed, with all of that money being paid this year, per OverTheCap. He'll have a tough time making it to the second season of the deal, unless Chubb turns out to be a massive disappointment. Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley should have plenty of weapons at his disposal this upcoming season.
|Bye: Week 9|
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|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||115||470||4.1||22||3||1||25|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||13||217||988||4.6||47||6||7||48|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||240||938||3.9||61||8||6||44|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||12||68||5.7||16||0||0||0||3|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||11||53||4.8||11||0||0||0||4|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||13||27||163||6.0||19||3||0||0||7|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||16||59||350||5.9||18||0||0||0||17|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||11||268||24.4||30||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||5||3||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|