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Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

Browns unsigned restricted free agent Jerome Harrison only skipped a few OTAs this offseason, but he may have lost his spot on the depth chart in the process.

Rookie running back Montario Hardesty ran with the first team offense at Browns practices when the media were allowed to watch Thursday. Harrison, who rushed for 561 yards in the final three games last season, is seeking a new contract.

This is why you can't have nice things.

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24 comments, Last at 08 Jun 2010, 7:21am

3 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

Either Mangenius is a knuckle-head or Harrison is a disruptive force in the locker room.

Maybe Rex Ryan would make a conditional 3rd and 5th round pick for Harrison. Worked for Braylon Edwards.

5 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

manGINi takes his dictator-pose too far...
what's next? Fujita doesn't says "domo arigato, sensei" to him or Cribbs does not bow to him properly (dont even dream of refusing riding his bus) and they go down? (and never it is a first down, of course)

7 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

This is the kind of stuff that makes me terrified as far as Fantasy goes. Jerome Harrison is a guy I wouldn't mind drafting somewhat high, yet I cannot bring myself to do so because I would constantly be living in fear that he'd step on a sidewalk crack and get demoted to special teams. As far as I'm concerned, no Brown is draftable while Mangini is head coach.

8 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

agenet for Harrison need to play Bo Dddley "bring it to Jerome" song to cleebvland brwsn front office

10 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

I keep hearing that Jerome Harrison should be drafted high (fantasy-wise) and start for the Browns because he "rushed for 561 yards in the final three games last season". No one seems to care that those games came against teams with run defense ranked 25, 31, and 7 (and, being the end of the season, even less to play for). Nor that his DYAR puts him between Beanie Wells and Jason Snelling. Yick. Call me when this guy actually accomplishes something.

11 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

Agreed. I never got the impression that he was that special. His YPA isn't really that great if you take out that game against the terrible KC run defense. And beating out Lewis and Jennings wasn't exactly that impressive a feat. I was planning on avoiding him altogether in drafts.

15 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

Maybe so. All I know is I've watched a grand total of 3 Browns games in the last 2 years (none of them were the games you're talking about) and the only 3 players who have shown any kind of potential on offense were Cribbs, Massaquoi and Harrison.

Edit: meant to reply to post above.

16 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

the guy gets half a season to start and almost breaks the single game rushing record, oh i know, lets put him on the bench. im sorry to all the browns fans (if there are any actually left)

18 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

wait what's the problem here, they need to start someone at RB while Harrison is gone, it's not like he showed up and was made to watch the practice. Someone explain the big deal.

20 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

Ok lets not get too worked up over this, he is only playing with the second team because he just showed up and there is no reason to switch him out with a rookie who has been playing with the first team while he skipped the OTAs. florio is just looking to drum up anything he can during the dead time.

As a Browns fan I expect jerome to be the starter with a heavy dose of Hardesty depending on how effective he is. I would still say Harrison is a good back to have for depth fantasy-wise, especially if the Browns offense is able to improve some with any sort of improvement in QB play over last year.

Also here is the link to a story about why Harrison decided to join OTAs.

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2010/06/cleveland_browns_jerome_harris_3.html

21 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

florio's positions are all calculated to create the maximum number of clicks, comments and exposure. no matter what time of year. i'm not complaining, i check his site compulsively because he posts so many goddamn articles, but he's all about trying to stir up as much discussion / ad revenue as possible.

22 Re: Browns Demote Jerome Harrison

Wow.

A guy isn't running with the first team in early June after missing some OTAs and this is classed as being demoted and seen as significant?

I'd have expected better from this site.