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.