The early word about Lions running back Jerome Harrison’s brain tumor is that doctors caught it early. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has indicated that Harrison’s long-term prognosis is good.
In the short term, Harrison obviously won’t be playing football. The Lions officially placed him on the non-football injury list Friday.
They signed former Eagles running back Eldra Buckley to take his place on the roster. Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams should split the Lions workload Sunday.
The NFI designation gives the Lions the discretion not to pay Harrison, but there is no reason to think they would do that. It would be an extremely unpopular decision in the locker room and throughout the league.
We wish Harrison all the best in his treatment and recovery.