The Latest: Browns now land 3rd-round pick in Johnson trade


The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST):

1:15 p.m.

The Cleveland Browns have upgraded their draft position courtesy of their trade of running back Duke Johnson to the Houston Texans.

The Browns have now landed a third-round pick in the next year’s draft after Johnson dressed for his 10th game of the season for Houston playing at Baltimore. The Browns were initially assured a fourth-rounder in the deal struck in August.


12:40 p.m.

Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is making his season debut for the Miami Dolphins.

Shula attended a Dolphins game for the first time this year Sunday and was on the sideline in a golf cart before kickoff against the Buffalo Bills, greeting team executives and some of his former players, including quarterback Dan Marino.

Shula, who turns 90 in January, recently returned to South Florida from California, where he lives for much of the year.

Shula holds the NFL record for most coaching victories with 347. He retired following the 1995 season.


12:30 p.m.

Gentlemen, start your engines.

An AFC showdown featuring Houston’s Deshaun Watson and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson highlights the NFL’s Week 11 schedule. It’s intriguing enough to overshadow a 2018 Super Bowl rematch between New England and Philadelphia.

Aside from a key matchup of two of the AFC’s top three teams, the Watson-Jackson matchup of former first-round draft picks is the league’s first between quarterbacks with at least 15 touchdowns passing, five rushing and a quarterback rating of 100 or higher through their first nine games.

Watson is two touchdowns passing from becoming the fifth player to have 20 and at least five TDs rushing through the first 10 games of a season. Carolina’s Cam Newton was the previous to do so in 2015.

Jackson last week joined Ben Roethlisberger, who did it in 2007, to become the only players to post two games with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 in the same season.

The AFC North-leading Ravens are 7-2 and have won five straight. The South-leading Texans are 6-3 and have won four of five.

The AFC East-leading Patriots are coming off their bye week to face the Eagles, less than two years after Philadelphia won its first Super Bowl title by beating New England 41-33 in Minnesota.


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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in London. The Houston Texans won 26-3. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)