UPDATE: Ignore this entire post. The trade has been voided, and Ronnie Brown is still an Eagle.
Some offseason acquisitions just don’t pan out. And this week, we’re seeing teams demote or part ways with players they invested in just two months ago.
Yesterday, Mike Sims-Walker was abruptly released by the Rams following their trade for Brandon Lloyd.
Earlier today, Donovan McNabb was benched in favor of rookie Christian Ponder in Minnesota.
And now, the Eagles have decided to move on without Ronnie Brown.
Philly has traded the veteran running back to the Detroit Lions, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In return, the Eagles get a seventh-round pick and running back Jerome Harrison.
Brown had just 38 yards on 13 carries this season, while Harrison had 41 yards on 14 carries. But Harrison is two years younger than Brown, so getting him plus a draft pick looks good for the Eagles.
And so this will be Brown’s legacy in Philly…