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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – According to a report from WIP’s Howard Eskin, a trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions was voided due to the discovery of a brain tumor on one of the players during a standard physical.
The Eagles and Lions agreed on a deal Tuesday that would have sent running back Ronnie Brown to Detroit in exchange for running back Jerome Harrison and an undisclosed draft pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
However, during a physical that is standard involving trades in the NFL, doctors for the Eagles found a brain tumor on Harrison. Due to Harrison not passing his physical, the trade was voided on Wednesday and both players returned back to their original teams.
Harrison is reportedly receiving treatment for the tumor. His prognosis for this year and the rest of his career was not immediately known.
Harrison played in eight games for the Eagles in 2010 before signing with the Lions before the start of this season.
Brown signed with the Eagles in the off-season and has been used sparingly through the team’s first six games. His most memorable moment as an Eagle was a play Brown would like to forget.
With the Eagles up 10-3 against San Francisco in week 4 and looking to increase their lead, Brown took a handoff from Michael Vick at the 49ers’ one-yard line. Almost immediately, Brown was wrapped up and for some inexplicable reason, he attempted to pass the ball, which was knocked down to the ground and recovered by San Francisco. The Eagles went on to lose 24-23.