Cleveland and Houston announced the trade Thursday. The Browns received an undisclosed pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in the exchange. Sources told NFL Network Houston will send Cleveland a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, which can become a third round selection, if Johnson is active for 10 games.
Johnson, 25, had just 201 rushing yards in 16 games last season, but specialized as a pass-catching option in the Browns' offense. He had 429 yards and three scores on 47 receptions during his final season in Cleveland.
The University of Miami product signed a three-year contract extension with he Browns in June 2018. Johnson expressed his desire to be traded from the Browns this off-season.
The third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft slides into the Texans offense as a backup option and pass-catching specialist behind starter Lamar Miller.