The Eagles today announced they have agreed to terms with former Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown on a 1-year contract.
“Ronnie is an all-around running back with a versatile skill set,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. “He can run the ball, catch it, and does very well in pass protection. He’ll add some good size to our backfield and he’s a good character guy. We think he’ll be a tremendous compliment to LeSean [McCoy] and the other young backs on this team that we really like. You can never have enough good running backs in this league and we are happy to have Ronnie join us.”
Brown, 29, was the second overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft by Miami and went on to gain 4,815 yards and 36 touchdowns in his first six NFL seasons, while recording 184 receptions. He ranks third on the Dolphins all-time rushing yards list behind Larry Csonka (6,737) and Ricky Williams (6,436) and is tied with Csonka for the 2nd most 100-yard rushing games in team history with 15. The 6’-0”, 230-pound back started all 16 games for the Dolphins in 2010 and rushed 200 times for 734 yards and five touchdowns, while catching 33 passes.
In 2008, Brown was elected to the Pro Bowl after rushing 214 times for 916 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns, while grabbing 33 receptions.
Brown played at Auburn, where he had 2,707 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns. He is a native of Cartersville, Ga.