Eagles get Harrison from Browns

With the trade deadline less than a week away, Philadelphia took advantage of Cleveland’s surplus at running back today, in an effort to upgrade their depth chart at the position.

According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Eagles have acquired Jerome Harrison from the Browns in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice. The compensation isn’t likely to be significant, give Harrison’s status in Cleveland as a backup behind current starter Peyton Hillis.

With LeSean McCoy firmly entrenched as the starter in Philadelphia, Harrison isn’t likely to see the field much more than he would have by staying in Cleveland, but his skill set is better suited to the Eagles style of play, in that he is an effective receiver out of the backfield.

Harrison showed himself to be a capable rusher in the second half of last season, running for 561 yards on 106  carries in the final three games of the year, including a team record 286 yards and three touchdowns in the Browns week 15 win in Kansas City.

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