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Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 7:12 a.m.

Lions' deal for Ronnie Brown scratched after Jerome Harrison fails physical

By AnnArbor.com Staff

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With Jahvid Best's return uncertain because of a concussion he suffered, the Detroit Lions need some other answers at running back.

Associated Press

Forget those links and updates you read Wednesday about Ronnie Brown.

The running back is staying in Philadelphia, even though the Eagles haven't let him touch the ball for two games.

And Jerome Harrison, the Detroit Lions running back who was part of the trade announced Wednesday, is staying in Detroit, his failed physical the reason the whole thing was called off.

And the deal is dead, because it now the NFL trade deadline is past.

The Lions wanted Brown because Jahvid Best suffered a concussion Sunday in the Lions' loss to the San Francisco 49ers and did not practice on Wednesday. The Lions don't have many other answers at running back, The Detroit Free Press reports.

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Comments

Macabre Sunset

Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 8:25 p.m.

It is the case, sadly. But if not for the trade, he never would have had a thorough physical. The trade attempt may wind up saving his life.

Sparty

Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 8:11 p.m.

Rumor says that Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor. Hoping that is not the case!

Mason Drews

Thu, Oct 20, 2011 : 5:12 p.m.

The running backs name is "Jerome Harrison" not "James Harrison". James Harrison plays linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers.