Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Eagles bring back RB Harrison

The Lions and Eagles have agreed to a deal that will send Ronnie Brown to the Motor City for Jerome Harrison and a 7th round pick.

This will be Harrison's second stint in Philadelphia. He was originally acquired by the Eagles in a 2010 trade with the Cleveland Browns for running back Mike Bell on October 13. He went on to rush for 239 yards on 40 attempts (6.0 average) and one touchdown in eight games (one start), adding eight receptions for 43 yards.

In 2009, Harrison led the Browns with 194 carries for 862 yards and five touchdowns, and tied for the team lead with 34 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Over the final three games of the season, he amassed a league-high 561 rushing yards and five touchdowns, including a 286-yard effort on 12/20/09 at Kansas City, which ranks as the third-highest single-game rushing total in NFL history, trailing only Adrian Peterson (296 yards on 11/4/07 vs. San Diego) and Jamal Lewis (295 yards on 9/14/03 vs. Cleveland). The 28-year-old Harrison also holds Cleveland’s team record with 39 carries on 12/27/09 vs. Oakland.

Originally a fifth-round draft choice of the Browns in 2006, Harrison played collegiately at Washington State, totaling 2,800 yards and 25 touchdowns in 22 games after transferring from Pasadena City Junior College. A native of Kalamazoo, MI, Harrison was a team captain and an honorable mention All-America performer at Kalamazoo high school. 

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