NFL Trade Deadline: Detroit Lions Acquire Ronnie Brown from Philadelphia Eagles

Patrick PowersContributor IOctober 18, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 25:  Ronnie Brown #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Cleveland Browns during their pre season game on August 25, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Lions have acquired Ronnie Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles for running back Jerome Harrison and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick.

After speculation that Jahvid Best may be out a couple of weeks after suffering another concussion this past weekend against the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew wasted no time in making a move.

Ronnie Brown has on appeared in six games this year for the Eagles, running the ball 13 times for 38 yards. The 29-year-old should help fix some of the running back problems for Detroit. He adds speed and pass-catching ability for Matthew Stafford and the Lions' offense.

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