Running backs Jerome Harrison and Mike Bell – traded for each other in October – are now teammates in August. The Lions, who made an offer to Ricky Williams yesterday, have signed Harrison and Bell after Mikel Leshoure’s season ended with a torn Achilles tendon according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. They replace cut FB Preston Dial and waived/injured CB Maurice Leggett on the roster.
I’m not sure why Cleveland was irked or disappointed with Jerome Harrison. He has had at least 99 rushing yards in all five games in which he’s had at least 21 carries, including dropping 298 yards from scrimmage on the Chiefs in Arrowhead in 2009.
Mike Bell’s 2.1 yards-per-carry last season with the Eagles then Browns is not going to jump out of the stat sheet but he was the guy with the most carries on a Super Bowl Champ just a year earlier.
The Lions still have projected starter Jahvid Best, Maurice Morris, Aaron Brown and Ian Johnson headed toward their first preseason game.