Browns coach Eric Mangini insisted last week that running back Jerome Harrison wasn’t in his doghouse. Now Harrison isn’t even in Cleveland.
Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that the Eagles have acquired Harrison for Mike Bell in a swap of disappointing running backs.
The move makes plenty of sense, especially for Philadelphia. They want running backs that can work on the edge and catch the football well. Harrison makes sense as a backup for LeSean McCoy, just like McCoy once made sense as a backup for Brian Westbrook.
Harrison showed late last season he can be explosive when the conditions are right.
In Bell, the Browns get another power running back to play behind Peyton, albeit one that three teams have given up on since 2007. Hopefully he brings the right cleats to Cleveland. (Skip to 2:10. Still classic.)
UPDATE: The Eagles confirmed the deal.