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Jerome Harrison won’t play in 2012

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Last year, the Lions and Eagles tried to trade running back Jerome Harrison for running back Ronnie Brown.  But Harrison’s physical upon joining the Eagles revealed a brain tumor, nullifying the deal.

Harrison remains under contract with the Lions.  According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s officials website, however, the Lions placed Harrison on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his 2012 season.

Agent Mitch Frankel tells Twentyman that Harrison has undergone surgery, and that he is “progressing.”

Harrison entered the league with the Browns in 2006.  He rushed for 862 yards in 2009.

The Browns traded Harrison to the Eagles in 2010 for running back Mike Bell, and Harrison signed with the Lions prior to the 2011 season.

We wish Jerome the best as he continues his recovery, and we hope he’ll be back on the field in 2013.

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18 Responses to “Jerome Harrison won’t play in 2012”
  1. degehring says: May 15, 2012 4:16 PM

    Godspeed Jerome. I hope your recovery is complete. If you play football again, that will be the icing on the cake.

  2. unitedstateoftexas says: May 15, 2012 4:17 PM

    Good luck man, I hope you can return.

  3. Soulman45 says: May 15, 2012 4:21 PM

    The trade was a good thing for him they found out he was ill. save his life good luck I wish you well.

  4. treesloth16 says: May 15, 2012 4:23 PM

    I blame all brain tumors on football and those damn ‘Aints.

  5. pturner81 says: May 15, 2012 4:25 PM

    What do you think the undisclosed draft pick in that trade that never happened was?

  6. pacificamjr says: May 15, 2012 4:27 PM

    Get well soon Jerome!

  7. jarobinewsome says: May 15, 2012 4:32 PM

    i wish him the best in his recovery…on a side note I feel like i should send him a check or something. He was the waiver wire pickup that put me over the top in my fantasy league in 2009. For that, I will be forever grateful. God Speed Jerome!!!

  8. rtl1984 says: May 15, 2012 4:34 PM

    Blessing in disguise I tell you what.

    Safe recovery, Jerome.

  9. seanx40 says: May 15, 2012 4:59 PM

    I think playing football is the least of his concerns. Except for the health insurance. Perhaps the physical that caught the tumor was for the best. Hopefully he will come thru this with good health.

  10. jackblackshairyback says: May 15, 2012 5:53 PM

    Good luck Jerome.

  11. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says: May 15, 2012 5:56 PM

    mine is a question for florio et all.
    is he still covered by the nfl insurance coverage and does he get paid on the nonfootball injury list??

  12. CKL says: May 15, 2012 6:01 PM

    I wish him the best and hope for a full recovery.

  13. notdemfalcons says: May 15, 2012 6:08 PM

    Best wishes for a full recovery.

    The question I have is who are the two goons that voted thumbs down on the first two posts?

  14. namaths5thofwhiskey says: May 15, 2012 6:22 PM

    Get better Jerome, you were a good runner and showed flashes of greatness.

  15. Patskrieg dot com says: May 15, 2012 9:19 PM

    Talented, underrated player. Hope to see him play again.

  16. mjkelly77 says: May 15, 2012 9:20 PM

    The beneficence of Mr. Ford allows Harrison to “earn” his salary and doesn’t carry the stigma of a handout. I applaud Mr. Ford and the Lions for what they are doing for Harrison and his family. Very classy move.

  17. mjkelly77 says: May 15, 2012 9:23 PM

    pturner81 says:May 15, 2012 4:25 PM

    What do you think the undisclosed draft pick in that trade that never happened was?
    ________________

    The ONLY thing that matters about that attempted trade is the fact that Harrison’s tumor was discovered, treated and that he’s alive today.

  18. warrenpeacephotography says: May 15, 2012 11:35 PM

    WTF kind of name is Tim Twentyman? That has to be made up.

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