Surprising news that puts a huge crimp in the Detroit Lions plans to improve their running game was announced in the past hour – the trade that sent Ronnie Brown from Philadelphia to Detroit has been voided because Jerome Harrison, the running back traded to the Eagles, has previously undisclosed health issues.
NFL Insider Adam Schefter said the information came by two league sources.
The trade of Brown came on deadline day and, in the least appeared to be a quick fix for the Lions. Brown could have been an added weapon to an already potent offensive attack.
Lions rising star Jahvid Best has had concussion issues, and is uncertain to play this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
When healthy, Best has been very effective as a runner and receiver.
Through six games he had 84 touches for 390 yards – a 4.6 yard per carry.
Brown, as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, had just 13 carries for 38 yards – a 2.9 yard average.
How the lions fare in their running game now lies on the shoulders of Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams against Atlanta and Schwartz said he likes “a lot” about both.