Breaking News: Mike Bell Traded for Jerome Harrison

Harrison 
(Source: SI)

The Eagles and Browns have swapped disappointing backup running backs. My gut reaction is Harrison seems a little better at this point than Bell, which makes me wonder why Cleveland would do this deal.

Oh well, more to come on this. But at least the Eagles have some insurance for Shady McCoy now.

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6 Responses

  1. Perhaps Andy took a page out of Ruben Amaro’s book in snookering former GMs/friends into making dumb deals for their clubs. That and Tom Heckert is a certifiable idiot.

  2. Bell was good insurance for McCoy…. if Reid would have given him any carries we would have seen that… Bell filled in New Orleans RBs Thomas and Bush when they were hurt last year and did very well in their absence, even on a pass happy team like the Saints… Harrison was only really given a shot towards then end of the year and got most of his 1082 (862 rushing)yards and 7 touchdowns in the final 4 or 5 games of the season…. Give these guys more than a few carries and they can be as good as most other starting RBs in the league…. bottom line, Do some home work

  3. Bell is going to his 4th different team now since 2007 so I gather there must be some issues with him, whether it is work ethic, practice habits, not knowing assignments, etc. He seems to get into doghouses pretty quick.
    In the Super Bowl he slipped on a goal line play because he had the wrong spikes on and lost footing.
    Unfortunately it seems like Harrison has similar issues and is in Magini’s doghouse, so perhaps a problem for a problem kind of trade hoping a change of scenery will help.

  4. Harrison was supplanted as Cleveland’s starting RB by Peyton Hillis after getting hurt/fumbling/whatever else. He’s got a lot of potential, hung 286 yards on the Chiefs last year.

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