Mike Silver reports that the Jaguars’ decision to trade for RB Carlos Hyde on Friday stemmed from “mounting frustration” inside the building — particularly among coaches — about RB Leonard Fournette‘s prolonged absence. Silver says that Jacksonville built their offense around him, but his hamstring issue continues to linger.
According to Silver Jacksonville initiated trade talks Thursday and Cleveland broached the possibility of acquiring a receiver. However, the Jaguars limited in terms of their depth at the position and weren’t willing to their current receivers.
Regarding the Hyde trade, Hays Carlyon doesn’t think this is due to Fournette suffering a setback and instead about the team saying: “We will not be burned by a Fournette injury again.“
According to Carylon, Hyde will not suit up for the Jaguars in Week 7.