The Ronnie Brown trade to the Detroit Lions from the Philadelphia Eagles has been voided, apparently, despite the fact that the running back said he was excited about the move to Michigan. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The deal, which would have sent Brown to the Eagles in return for Jerome Harrison and a seventh round pick, has been voided due to health issues with Harrison. Harrison's last appearance on the field for the Lions was in their overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings on October 2.
Earlier Wednesday, it was reported on SB Nation Detroit that Brown missed practice as they were waiting on the trade to become official.
Still apparently waiting for the trade to be official and complete in every way, Brown was not on the practice field on Wednesday, which led to Maurice Morris getting the bulk of the reps as Jahvid Best is out with a concussion. Brown is expected to contribute in short-yardage situations and would likely end up taking over the backup role, but with the trade coming on Tuesday and him being unable to practice on Wednesday, it will likely be a role he has to grow into.
With the health of Jahvid Best still in doubt, it remains to be seen what this means for the Lions backfield. As of now, however, Morris is probably the lead back -- especially if Harrison isn't healthy enough to play.