Lions land Brown in trade with Eagles

BY foxsports • October 18, 2011

The Detroit Lions reached a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles for running back Ronnie Brown, sending running back Jerome Harrison and a seventh-round pick to the Eagles.

Brown arrived in Philly after spending six seasons as a featured back with the Miami Dolphins. However, he took a back seat to LeSean McCoy this year and had just 13 carries for 38 yards and no touchdowns. In Detroit, he'll serve as an insurance back for Jahvid Best, who suffered a concussion on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Harrison was in a similar situation in Detroit, having 14 carries for 41 yards, and was most recently listed as inactive for the Lions' Week 6 game against the 49ers.

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