Detroit put Harrison on the reserve/non-football illness list.|||||||
Harrison had surgery in October for a brain tumor, which was discovered after the Lions attempted to trade him to the Philadelphia Eagles.
ESPN is reporting that Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor.|||||||
The site says the tumor was revealed when Harrison had a physical after being dealt this week by Detroit to the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade that was voided by the discovery. Lions coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't confirm or deny the report, citing a privacy issue. He said Harrison was back on the team's 53-man roster.
The Philadelphia Eagles traded running back Ronnie Brown to the Detroit Lions for Harrison and an undisclosed draft pick in 2013.|||||||
Harrison is starting his second stint with the Eagles. He was first acquired in a 2010 trade with Cleveland and rushed for 239 yards and a touchdown. In 2009, Harrison led the Browns with 194 carries for 862 yards and five touchdowns, and tied for the team lead with 34 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns.
Disappointed with his role in Cleveland's offense this season, Harrison was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday for Mike Bell in an exchange of running backs.|||||||
Harrison thought this season would be so much more after rushing for a club record 286 yards - the third-most in NFL history - against Kansas City last season and gaining 561 yards in Cleveland's final three games. On Sunday, Harrison gained just six yards on six attempts in a loss to Atlanta. One week earlier, he didn't get a carry in a win over Cincinnati, playing mostly on special teams.
Harrison was placed on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Ravens because of a thigh injury.|||||||
In the season's first two games, Harrison had 85 yards and no touchdowns on 25 carries.