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2019-10-10 01:22:32

By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) breaks past Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (98) for a first down run during an NFL football game at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Houston.

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Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) breaks past Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (98) for a first down run during an NFL football game at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in

... morePhoto: Brett Coomer/Staff Photographer

Photo: Brett Coomer/Staff Photographer

Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) breaks past Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (98) for a first down run during an NFL football game at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Houston.

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Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde (23) breaks past Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley (98) for a first down run during an NFL football game at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in

... morePhoto: Brett Coomer/Staff Photographer

Texans' Carlos Hyde revisits trade from Chiefs

Veteran running back Carlos Hyde thought it was a prank call initially when he was informed by a Kansas City Chiefs staffer that he was being traded to the Texans in exchange for offensive lineman Martinas Rankin.

Hyde didn't hear from Chiefs coach Andy Reid or general manager Brett Veach at the time and acknowledged he'll feel a little something extra Sunday when he faces the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

You know what, it's getting real personal now, Hyde said in a light-hearted tone. Neither one of them (Reid or Veach) called me. Somebody I’ve never spoke to called me. It was like, 'We just traded you to the Texans.'

I thought it was a joke because I didn’t know who called me. I didn’t know who this guy was. He said, ‘We just traded you to the Texans.”’ “I still don’t know who the person is.”

The trade has worked out for Hyde and the Texans. The former Ohio State standout has provided a physical presence to their backfield as the primary replacement for an injured Lamar Miller, rushing for a team-high 310 yards with two touchdown runs.

Oh yeah, I’m super happy, Hyde said. I’m happy to be here. I’m happy. Whoever traded me here, thank you, appreciate it.”

The Texans utilize Hyde as a 6-foot, 230-pound hammer inside as he and Duke Johnson have complemented each other well.

They allow me to just play downhill, Hyde said. Use my strength, that’s downhill, get my pads north and south and just be physical. Play my game.”

Traded last October to the Jacksonville Jaguars at midseason from the Cleveland Browns, that was a more abrupt transaction for Hyde.

That was was out of nowhere, Hyde said. That caught me off-guard. I wasn’t ready for that one. That was like middle of the season. That was different.”

“I was just joking with him  Since I didn’t talk to coach Reid or Brett Veach when I got traded, it was somebody that I’ve never spoke to that called me and told me that I got traded to the Texans, so, yeah, I’m more amped up for this game.


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