Ronnie Brown Traded To Lions, Eagles Get Jerome Harrison – NFL Decision makers. The Lions acquired RB Ronnie Brown from the Eagles in exchange for RB Jerome Harrison and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick.
On Sunday, Lions starting RB Jahvid BestÂ suffered his second concussion of the season late in a 25-19 loss to the 49ers. It is not known if he will play this weekend against the Falcons. Brown, who played for Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan for a season in Miami, has 38 yards on 13 carries in six games this season with the Eagles.
He was a Pro Bowl alternate after rushing for 916 yards and 10 TDs for the Dolphins in 2008. Harrison has rushed for 41 yards on 14 carries this season in Detroit. He rushed for 239 yards last season with the Eagles before the Lions picked him up in free agency.
The Lions gave up next to nothing to finalize the deal: A seventh-round draft pick and veteran Jerome Harrison, whom they were hardly using themselves. How ever,Brown has gotten one fewer carry (13) this season than Harrison (14), and at 29 — and after knee and foot injuries earlier in his career — it’s not clear how much he has left.
“He struggles to make people miss now and I don’t see much of a burst/acceleration,” stated Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc.
At the same time, Brown offers some promising potential. He has always been an above-average receiver, a critical attribute in the Lions’ passing offense, and at 230 pounds is a much better power option than starter Jahvid Best.
As a rookie with the Miami Dolphins in 2005, his offensive coordinator was current Lions play-caller Scott Linehan. And if the Lions have any plans to use a version of the Wildcat offense, Brown was the key component in the original scheme the Dolphins introduced in 2008.