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Ronnie Brown trade voided

Ronnie Brown, Parys Haralson ( AP

On Tuesday, the Eagles announced that running back Ronnie Brown had been traded to the Lions for running back Jerome Harrison and a seventh-round draft pick.  Like every trade, the deal was subject to both players passing a physical.

Harrison apparently didn’t.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the deal has been voided, due to Harrison’s “health issues.”

Curiously, Harrison didn’t appear anywhere on the Week Six injury report, and he wasn’t generally known to be injured.

Maybe the Eagles doctors decided during the physical that Harrison had dirt on his face.

Regardless, Brown will now revert to the Eagles — and Harrison will return to the Lions.

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44 Responses to “Ronnie Brown trade voided”
  1. trbowman says: Oct 19, 2011 7:23 PM

    Good news for the Lions.

    Brown is a slouch

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 19, 2011 7:25 PM

    i thought the trade was terrible from the start. Harrison and a 7th? Mccoy has shown good durability thus far but we need a viable backup, and thats exactly what Ronnie Brown is for us

  3. pbolyard says: Oct 19, 2011 7:27 PM

    Would this trade really have helped either team? Probably not. I’m a huge lions fan and I’d rather run Maurice Morris over Ronnie Brown anyways as long as Best is out.

  4. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 19, 2011 7:27 PM

    That being said, the picture depicted above is painful to remember. He needs to stick to what made him a Pro Bowler in Miami. Tough running

  5. derekjetersmansion says: Oct 19, 2011 7:27 PM

    Lions realizing they traded for a player who was done 2 years ago?

    Well, this is certainly awkward for him to come back.

  6. cleverbob says: Oct 19, 2011 7:30 PM

    Well that won’t be awkward at all in their respective locker rooms…

  7. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 19, 2011 7:34 PM

    OR … maybe they realized this trade is pointless so they noticed a scratch on his elbow

  8. warblerwatchblog says: Oct 19, 2011 7:35 PM

    Actually, the Lions voided the trade.

    Seems Brown lied on his resume, stating he never shanked a desperation left-handed pass at the goal line.

  9. waltdawg says: Oct 19, 2011 7:38 PM

    Love that picture of Ronnie Brown…”HAIL MARY!!!!”

  10. calibear831 says: Oct 19, 2011 7:38 PM

    “Regardless, Brown will now revert to the Eagles — and Harrison will return to the Lions.”

    Eagles n lions: “Well this is awkward”

  11. bucwild05 says: Oct 19, 2011 7:38 PM

    Wow! Didn’t see this one coming. I wonder how the players will feel going back in the locker room knowing that their team doesn’t want them. No, it won’t be awkward!

  12. waltdawg says: Oct 19, 2011 7:39 PM

    It must be awkward for him to walk back in the Beagles locker room…”Hey guys….When I got traded, they were just kidding…Can I have my playbook LeSean?”

  13. nepatriots128154 says: Oct 19, 2011 7:44 PM

    Just wondering, say the Eagles decided this trade was crap and they didn’t want to do it. Couldn’t they just have failed Harrison, even though he was fine, and kill the trade? What would stop them from doing so? Maybe that’s what happened.

  14. theytukrjobs says: Oct 19, 2011 7:49 PM

    That has to be awkward for the coaches. Oh hey Ronnie, we’re glad to have you.

  15. nooneyouknow says: Oct 19, 2011 7:50 PM

    Dream Team

  16. kleahy82486 says: Oct 19, 2011 7:51 PM

    @ captainwisom8888 ronnie brown isnt even lesean mccoy’s backup he hasnt touched the ball in 2 games dion lewis has been the number 2 on the rare occurance they spared mccoy

  17. jordan1177 says: Oct 19, 2011 7:59 PM

    I loved the dirt on face reference. That’s why this site is unique…for the clever commentary!

  18. jakek2 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:04 PM

    Too bad the league couldn’t void the Dream Team’s other 47 free agent signings

  19. pacificamjr says: Oct 19, 2011 8:08 PM

    Tiki is FLABBERGASTED!

  20. laeaglefan says: Oct 19, 2011 8:32 PM

    Ronnie Brown is going to have a great attitude now…knowing that the Eagles were trying to unload him. It obviously was no coincidence that Dion Lewis was McCoy’s backup last Sunday.

  21. laeaglefan says: Oct 19, 2011 8:35 PM

    Tiki is probably on the phone with Andy Reid right now begging for a chance!

  22. kingmj4891 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:40 PM

    Eagles voided the deal on “health” reasons because they knew detroit got a steal. Harrison had one good year and got nothing left, Ronnie Brown may not have much either but he can still get yards and force defenses to play against him.

  23. rando74 says: Oct 19, 2011 8:59 PM

    Dear Eagles,

    We thought you mean JIM Brown. In light of this, we told Jerome to stub his toe and get some dirt in his eye so he wouldnt pass.

    Our bad,

    Detroit.

  24. sguy2130 says: Oct 19, 2011 9:05 PM

    Philly pulled this crap with Lee Suggs a while back. They are shady when it comes to “passing the physical” criteria in trades after they realize they got ripped off. Nobody should bother trading with this bush league organization.

  25. danospleasanton says: Oct 19, 2011 9:13 PM

    Must be nice feeling unwanted. Ronnie B wishes he held on to that would be pass in the endzone against the 9ers. He would still be one of the guys instead of “that guy” with the bonehead throw.

  26. polishrod says: Oct 19, 2011 9:54 PM

    sguy2130 says:
    Oct 19, 2011 9:05 PM
    Philly pulled this crap with Lee Suggs a while back. They are shady when it comes to “passing the physical” criteria in trades after they realize they got ripped off. Nobody should bother trading with this bush league organization.

     ———

    Ugh, the same Lee Suggs who had habitual knee problems?

    Isn’t that guy out of the league due to injuries?

    I feel bad for you. Not only are you a Browns fan, but a dumb one at that.

  27. lionsfanatic84 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:14 PM

    Word has it Harrison had benchbutt

  28. alexnexus says: Oct 19, 2011 10:17 PM

    Ja!

  29. drbob117 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:17 PM

    PFT just made a rule that says every time Jerome Harrison flunks a physical, Mike Vick must sit out a game.

  30. wpgvikings28 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:19 PM

    Ronnie Brown must feel good about himself right about now.

  31. jaxdolfan says: Oct 19, 2011 10:21 PM

    Tom Brady woulda got that call on the goal line. Prolly a half the distance to the goal for personal foul.

    But Vick or Brown….FUMBUUUULLLL.

  32. bobbyhoying says: Oct 19, 2011 10:44 PM

    Maybe Harrison didn’t want to get stuck in Philly again so he feigned injury. Maybe Brown didn’t want to live in a city more depressed than Philly.

  33. pjhurley5 says: Oct 19, 2011 10:55 PM

    @sguy2130

    Actually, Lee Suggs was traded to the JETS for Derrick Strait in August of 2006 and was subsequently returned to Cleveland for failing his physical. So, to recap, it was NOT the Eagles…

    SO, given that the whole Suggs trade was your ONLY support (given that you really have NO idea what went on during Jerome Harrison’s physical) for calling Philadelphia a “bush league organization” then I guess you have no basis for your argument…nice try though…

  34. rockoutwiturlockout says: Oct 19, 2011 11:10 PM

    @ kleahy82486 who cares who is backing up on this team, the eagles are terrible, starting with your head coach.

  35. catquick says: Oct 19, 2011 11:39 PM

    It must be great to go back to a locker room with coaches you know don’t want you there.

  36. raiderb69 says: Oct 20, 2011 1:27 AM

    Brown sure lucked out..I wouldn’t want to play for the lions either

  37. shaggytoodle says: Oct 20, 2011 2:19 AM

    The dolphins wouldn’t have to worry about “suck for Luck,” they could have drafted Aaron Rodgers instead of Ronnie Brown

  38. slick3 says: Oct 20, 2011 2:38 AM

    Must be nice feeling unwanted. Ronnie B wishes he held on to that would be pass in the endzone against the 9ers. He would still be one of the guys instead of “that guy” with the bonehead throw.
    __________________________________
    The guy that should have been traded was the crappy coach with the boneheaded play-calling. What a moron.

  39. kevinfromphilly says: Oct 20, 2011 8:41 AM

    Well, what happens to the 7th round pick? That might be the most valuable asset being traded here.

  40. otis52gsh says: Oct 20, 2011 8:43 AM

    LMFAO

  41. klunge says: Oct 20, 2011 9:45 AM

    I guarantee if the Lions upgraded the draft pick that accompanied Harrison, the Eagles would administer another physical which he would miraculously pass.

  42. oldbyrd says: Oct 20, 2011 12:40 PM

    no news

  43. bcb1999 says: Oct 20, 2011 12:56 PM

    Adam Schefter tweeted that Harrison has a brain tumor that came out from his physical…

  44. dragonseyeiii says: Oct 20, 2011 2:03 PM

    Looks like it was a little more than “dirt on his face”

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