Philadelphia Eagles running back Ronnie Brown fumbles the ball as...

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ronnie Brown fumbles the ball as he is tackled by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Parys Haralson (98) in the first half of an NFL football game. (Oct. 2, 2011) Credit: AP

Former Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown was another in a long line of free agent signings by the Eagles, but he never quite worked out the way the team had hoped. So Philly shipped Brown to Detroit in exchange for running back Jerome Harrison, who played for the Iggles last year after being traded from the Browns for running back Mike Bell on Oct. 13, 2010. 

Harrison went on to rush for 239 yards on 40 attempts (6.0 average) and one touchdown in eight games (one start), and caught eight passes for 43 yards.

Brown, in limited action this season, had just 13 carries for 38 yards and no touchdowns.

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).

Harrison, 28, also holds Cleveland’s team record with 39 carries on 12/27/09 vs. Oakland.

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