Eagles sign former Dolphins RB Brown

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 4:47 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Eagles added yet another veteran on Tuesday, signing former Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown to a one-year deal.

Brown has spent all six of his NFL seasons with the Dolphins, and 2010 was the first season in which he started all 16 games. He rushed for 734 yards with a career-low 3.7-yard rushing average in ’10. He also hauled in 242 receiving yards.

"Ronnie is an all-around running back with a versatile skill set," said Eagles GM Howie Roseman. "He can run the ball, catch it, and does very well in pass protection. He'll add some good size to our backfield and he's a good character guy. We think he'll be a tremendous compliment to LeSean (McCoy) and the other young backs on this team that we really like. You can never have enough good running backs in this league and we are happy to have Ronnie join us."

Brown, who turns 30 in December, has rushed for 36 career touchdowns. The unrestricted free agent also has experience playing in the "Wildcat" formation.

The way we see it

The Eagles didn't have a legitimate backup for starting RB LeSean McCoy. Brown brings the team a veteran, versatile presence in the backfield, and it allows the Eagles to bring along rookie RB Dion Lewis slowly.