Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Harrison has been participating in this week’s organized team activities, even though he’s a restricted free agent who has not signed his tender offer.
“I think it’s good for everyone to be here because it’s the second round of install and it helps the player and it helps us for when we go to camp,” Browns coach Eric Mangini told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I’m glad Jerome is here and I expect him to be here next week.”
Harrison started seven games for the Browns last season and finished the year with 194 carries for 862 yards. He finished the season on a tear, gaining 561 yards in the final three games of the season, and he may be hoping that the momentum he had at the end of the season would convince the Browns to offer him a better deal than simply his second-round tender offer.
But while Harrison isn’t happy enough with the tender offer to sign it, he isn’t unhappy enough to stay away.