In what is becoming a rite of autumn, the Eagles traded for running back Jerome Harrison today, just before the NFL's 4 pm trade deadline.
The Birds sent running back Ronnie Brown to Detroit for Harrison and a seventh-round pick in 2013. Harrison, 28, came to the Eagles last Oct. 13 from the Browns in a trade for disappointing free-agent acquisition Mike Bell. Harrison then left in free-agency last summer, seeking a bigger role.
“We’re excited to reacquire Jerome Harrison and add another draft pick in 2013," GM Howie Roseman said. "Jerome had a lot of success in Philadelphia last season, and he adds another back to the LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis contingent. We want to thank Ronnie Brown for his contributions over the past six games and we wish him the best of luck in Detroit. Jerome fits a zone scheme. He has good vision, instincts, runs downhill, and has quick feet. He’s a great character guy and will do whatever we ask him to do. He can catch the football. We’re really excited about him joining LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis.”
When Harrison didn't want to return the Eagles signed Brown, 29, a former Dolphins star, who has been just about as big a disappointment as Bell was a year ago. Brown will be remembered for fumbling a ball away on what he said was a pass attempt at the goal line in a one-point loss to the 49ers Oct. 2.