PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 11: Ronnie Brown #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre season game on August 11, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ronnie Brown Trade Voided: Jerome Harrison Injury Snags Deal

The trade that would have sent Ronnie Brown to the Detroit Lions for Jerome Harrison was voided on Wednesday. An injury to Harrison was the snag in the deal.

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Jerome Harrison Has Brain Tumor, According To Report

The Lions traded Jerome Harrison shortly before the trade deadline but the trade was voided because Harrison failed a physical. Per an ESPN report, Harrison failed the physical because doctors found a brain tumor.


Ronnie Brown Not Expected To Be Released After Trade To Lions Is Voided

The NFL world received some surprising news on Wednesday evening when it was reported that the trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions that would send Ronnie Brown to Detroit has been voided. Jerome Harrison, who was part of the package headed to Philly, didn't pass his physical, which was contingent on the trade going through.

So Brown remains in Philly and Harrison remains in Detroit. 

This brings up the question of Brown's future in Philly. If the Eagles were willing to trade him for a seventh round pick and Harrison, do they even want him on the team?

Apparently they do, the Philly Inquirer reports.

Brown lost his backup role to rookie Dion Lewis but will remain with the Eagles and resume his role as a reserve tailback, a team source said.

So that's that

Check out SB Nation's Bleeding Green Nation for the full analysis of the non-trade.


Ronnie Brown Trade Voided: Where Do Eagles, Lions Go From Here?

Ronnie Brown is still with the Philadelphia Eagles and Jerome Harrison remains with the Detroit Lions after a trade deadline deal was voided on Wednesday. The deal was reportedly nullified after something came up during Harrison's physical.

Over at Pride of Detroit, Sean Yuille thinks the voided trade creates an awkward situation, leaving the Lions in a difficult spot moving forward.

This puts the Lions in a tough spot. It's going to be pretty awkward for Harrison to return to a team that tried to trade him, especially considering his health was the reason the deal didn't go through. The Lions wanted to upgrade the running back position by adding Brown, and now they're stuck with an apparently unhealthy Harrison.

If the deal had been voided in advance of the trade deadline, the Lions could have tried to work out a different deal. Since the trade deadline has passed, the Lions are stuck with Maurice Morris, Keiland Williams, Jahvid Best and Harrison as their running backs unless they release one of them and bring in a free agent.

On the other side, Bleeding Green Nation's Jason Brewer isn't too worried about the trade and the impact of it being voided.

So that means Ronnie Brown returns to the Eagles and Jerome Harrison goes back to the Lions. So... yeah. It was a minor trade to begin with so reversing it doesn't change a whole lot. Although I'm sure Brown was probably excited to go somewhere he was likely to get a shot to play a little more.

From their reactions, it seems clear the Lions needed Brown as insurance for Jahvid Best, and to shore up the run game, more than Philadelphia needed its return on the deal.

Visit SB Nation's Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation and Lions blog Pride of Detroit. For more news and notes around the league, check out SB Nation NFL.


Ronnie Brown Trade Voided Due To Jerome Harrison's Health Issues

Not so fast on the NFL trade deadline move made between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions that was supposed to send Ronnie Brown to the Motor City. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Lions running back Jerome Harrison, who was to be sent to Philadelphia along with a 2013 seventh-round draft pick, had health issues that caused the deal to fall through.

Brown was expected to secure the Lion's running back situation should Jahvid Best prove unable to play on Sunday. Best suffered his second concussion of the season over the weekend and was held out of Wednesday's practice.

For now Jerome Harrison is back to being the next option should Best be unable to play on Sunday. The Lions host the Atlanta Falcons.

Visit SB Nation's Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation and Lions blog Pride of Detroit. For more news and notes around the league, check out SB Nation NFL.


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Eagles Trade Ronnie Brown To Lions For Jerome Harrison, Seventh Round Pick

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