Browns running back Carlos Hyde went from cradling a football to cradling a baby.
Hyde announced the birth of his son, Carlos Jr., via Twitter at 9:27 a.m. Friday.
"8 pounds 11 ounces! #CarlosJR #Blessed," Hyde tweeted.
On an eventful Thursday night, Hyde went from a local hospital where his girlfriend had been in labor to FirstEnergy Stadium. The Ohio State product turned in his best performance since signing with the Browns in March, racking up 98 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries (4.3 average) in a 21-17 victory over the New York Jets.
After the game, coach Hue Jackson said the baby had yet to be born.
"So she's at 6 centimeters," Jackson said with a laugh. "I know exactly what it was. He was coming in and we were on the phone talking, and I'm like, ‘OK, you got to get here. Get warmed up. You know there is no baby yet. There's no way the baby is coming.'
"I was told he was going to ask me could he leave when the baby was coming, and I said, 'I hope he does not ask me that because I probably am going to say no.' I'm kind of glad that it worked out the way it did because he finished the game, ran extremely hard and made some tough runs. He's everything we thought he would be."
To make it all even more memorable, Hyde celebrated his 28th birthday Thursday.
With four rushing touchdowns, Hyde has the most by a Browns player through three games since Leroy Kelly in 1971. Hyde is also the first Browns player to score at least one rushing touchdown in each of the first three games of a season since Peyton Hillis in 2010.
Cause for concern
The Browns are in trouble on special teams.
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis deflected Britton Colquitt's punt, and the Jets took over at the Browns 28-yard line with 2:13 left in the opening quarter. Five plays later, running back Isaiah Crowell, who spent the past four seasons with the Browns before they let him walk as a free agent in March, rushed 7 yards for his first of two touchdowns, allowing the Jets to go ahead 7-0 with 14:56 left in the second quarter.
"I'm very concerned," Jackson said. "It's something that we sat down and had a good conversation about today. My disappointment is that it's happening with sometimes young players and sometimes veteran players. ... We have to put a Band-Aid on it as fast as we can."
The Browns signed Brian Price to the practice squad and released fellow defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson from the practice squad.
Price, 6-foot-3 and 322 pounds, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers in 2016. He has appeared in 10 career games with one start and nine tackles. He started Week 2 of this season for the Oakland Raiders and had one tackle after being claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 3.
• Starting cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Terrance Mitchell have accounted for six of the defense's 11 takeaways. "We are covering guys, and we are taking the ball away, so I think they have made a huge, huge impact on our defense," Jackson said. In 2017, the Browns ranked last in the NFL with 13 takeaways.
• Browns linebacker James Burgess is considered day to day with the knee injury he suffered against the Jets, NFL Network reported.
• The Browns' win was the network's highest-rated and most-watched "Thursday Night Football" game since the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals played on Dec. 10, 2015. There were 10.3 million viewers during the final six minutes of Browns versus Jets, according to the network.