Lions place RB Jerome Harrison on Reserve/Non-Football Illness list

Posted by ttwentyman on May 15, 2012 – 1:03 pm

The Lions have placed running back Jerome Harrison on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list to make room on their 90-man roster for safety Sam Proctor and receiver Wallace Miles, whom the team signed after their tryouts at this weekend’s rookie mini-camp.

The Lions had to declare that Harrison would not be eligible to participate in the 2012 regular season or postseason for him not to count toward the 90-man roster while on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.

Eagles doctors discovered a brain tumor in Harrison that nullified a trade that would have sent him and an undisclosed draft pick to the Eagles for running back Ronnie Brown last season. The trade might have actually saved Harrison’s life. He’s currently recovering from surgery to remove the tumor and is “progressing” according to his agent Mitch Frankel.

Harrison signed with the Lions as an unrestricted free agent before last season after playing his first five seasons in the NFL with the Browns and Eagles.


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Posted in Lions Insider Tim Twentyman | 12 Comments »


12 Responses to “Lions place RB Jerome Harrison on Reserve/Non-Football Illness list”

  1. By rockbo1955 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    I will pray for him and his family and may the lord guide the doctors scalp and all will turn out well!

  2. By Aouric on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Harrison I hope you’re doing well, God bless you sir.

  3. By RetiredK9 on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Okay, maybe I’m simple, but how does the placing of ONE player on ANY list make way for TWO players to be signed? Is this the new math I’ve been hearing about?

  4. By Subtones on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    The Lions had 1 open spot and then 2 after adding Harrison to the list. Good luck with your recovery!

    Go Lions!

  5. By dale on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Simple math they had one spot Proctor took that one and then placingHarrison on that list made room for Miles

  6. By redwingliger on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Best wishes Jerome, continue progressing with your recovery. I’m just curious here… will Jerome ever be able to to resume his career? Sure would be nice if the Lions would update the transactions page IS THAT TO MUCH TO ASK FOR THEM TO DO FOR THEIR FANS OR WHAT?

  7. By megasuhnami on May 15, 2012 | Reply

    Our prayers are for you Jerome. Get well.

    In reply to K9. Twentyman forgot to include that in an article yesterday the Lions mentioned they only had 89 of 90 players signed, so I am guessing this is the two signed for one.

  8. By Hogfish on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Look forward to seeing you on the sideline Jerome. Get well and strong soon.

  9. By debbie on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you Jerome! In saying that will someone please supply javid best the special kevlar helmet that deflects the impacts and keep him on the feild. Tony Romo and some indy recivers all have some type of this technology its the right thing to do plzzz!

  10. By eddie Hiller on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    To Jerome I would like to wish you a speedy recovery so you can get back on the field. Detroit Lions fans from around our great nation we love our Lions and we love our Lions players. We are all not just a Lions fan base or a fraternity. Lions Fans we are all family regardless of how many Lions fans we are friends with or know.

    GO Lions

  11. By rockbo1955 on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    what a terrible thing to say to the lions family and at this time when he needs prayeres and hope and love! you just cant write anything without putting a cheap shot in it! this is definetly not the place for it!

  12. By rockbo1955 on May 16, 2012 | Reply

    my comment was directed to red!

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