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As Philadelphia Eagles doctors were giving newly acquired running back Jerome Harrison his physical, they discovered a brain tumor that nullified a trade with the Detroit Lions, according to two league sources. The trade might have actually saved Harrison's life, the sources said. Without the deal being made, Harrison would not have undergone a physical. The tumor is now being treated, according to sources. Harrison is not expected to play again this season, but his long-term prognosis both for life and his football career appear to be good, sources said. Source: ESPN
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Well, we now know why Jerome Harrison failed a physical administered by the Eagles earlier this week.According to ESPN, Harrison has a brain tumor.
DETROIT - ESPN is reporting that Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor.
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Though the activity up to Tuesday’s trade deadline was not exactly buzzing, two teams, the Lions and Eagles — for the most part — pulled off a player-for-player trade, a rarity these days in the NFL.
Unfortunately, swaps like these have conditions, why is they usually don’t take place. One of these conditions came up in this particular trade, rendering it canceled.
The Detroit Lions, sitting in 2nd place in the NFC North with a 5-1 record, have been looking to get a bit more creative on offense. No, I'm not talking about mixing up the playcalling (though that was seriously needed in last week's loss against San Francisco). I'm talking about keeping the defense on their toes with crazy boneheaded plays like this.
The reason for Jerome Harrison's failed physical, the one that voided the trade between the Lions and Eagles, was a brain tumor, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions agreed to a trade on Tuesday that would've sent Harrison to Philadelphia. A day later, however, the trade was voided when Harrison did not pass a physical.
Just before the NFL’s trade deadline the Eagles dealt Ronnie Brown to the Lions in exchange for Jerome Harrison who spent time in Philadelphia last year. Minutes before the NFL’s trading deadline at 4pm today the Eagles announced that they had reacquired running back Jerome Harrison along with a conditional seventh round pick from the [...]
Justin Durant and Tony Scheffler were limited participants in their returns from concussions. Running back Jerome Harrison, who is reported to have a brain tumor, is listed as out with an illness by the team.
It was around this time last season when Andy Reid decided to trade running back Mike Bell away to Cleveland for Jerome Harrison. Harrison bolted to Detroit in the off-season, but apparently Andy Reid liked NOT using him so much that he decided to bring him back into the fold by trading away Ronnie Brown. From the Washington Post:
Maybe Ronnie Brown will have better luck with his...