Bell aboard, Harrison moved


The beat up Browns have acquired running back Mike Bell from the Eagles for a running back of their own – Jerome Harrison.

Harrison set the Browns single-game rushing record last year against the Chiefs in a late season win, but ended up in coach Eric Mangini’s doghouse this year and never got out.

This season Harrison had 31 carries for 91 yards, the only game he had double digit carries was in week two against the Chiefs, carrying the ball 16 times for 33 yards.

Last season in the history making game in KC, Harrison carried the ball 34 times for 286 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles should use Harrison as the backup to LeSean McCoy.

Bell had just 28 yards on 16 carries this season as McCoy’s backup.

He was limited by injury during much of training camp but did not appear to be hampered by anything physically during the regular season. He was to get the nod last week if McCoy was unable to take the field because of his broken rib. He could see playing time in Pittsburgh for the Browns this weekend if Peyton Hillis’ thigh makes him unable to go.

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3 Responses to “Bell aboard, Harrison moved”

  1. Dan B. says:

    Way to upgrade Holmgren/Heckert! Is Heckert still employed by Philly?! Yes Hariison has been a disappointment this year, but we should have been able to get someone better than this 3rd team scrub! I am sure Philly is exstatic to get Harrison foe Bell, at least Harrison has shown some skills and talent in the past, Bell, NOTHING, that is why he is already on his 3rd team. Same old Cleveland, picking up everyone elses trash and says we are getting better, when was the last time that actually happened?!

    • Denolakes says:

      Peyton Hillis comes to mind. Matt Roth is another. Historically, Calvin Hill, Lyle Alzado, Jamir Miller also seem to float around in my head. Obviously, this team thinks that Harrison was a short time solution to whatever. He had no contract after this year — and they only made a one-year tender this year instead of making a multi-year commitment. Hardesty is expected to return — with Hillis and Vickers. Davis — as yet untried (but he kept CJ Spiller on the bench at Clemson, as I recall) should enter the picture at this point. Could they have gotten more? Maybe — but you have to have a trading partner to do that. Who did you have in mind? Harrison not playing or continuing to play poorly could be a problem — for everyone. This team is obviously going nowhere this year — and they were going to lose Harrison and get nothing in return, so why not? I like Harrison and hope he prospers.

  2. Chris says:

    You know, I’m just glad we were able to get something for Harrison. At this time last year, the only thing I would have given you for the guy would have been something edible. Ball security has been a real concern with Jerome over the course of his career. Given the choice, I’d have kept Jason Wright and let Jerome walk to the Cards. Hopefully Bell can give us more than just the one good month we got out of Jerome. I thank Jerome for that one good month but in no way am I unhappy to see him become an Eagle.

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