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Eagles Swap Mike Bell for Cleveland's Jerome Harrison

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    It's difficult to tell what was in it for the Browns, but the Eagles made a smart move this afternoon swapping running back Mike Bell for Cleveland's Jerome Harrison.

    Just in time, too. With LeSean McCoy playing with a broken rib and Bell failing to make an impact, the Eagles were dangerously underequipped for Sunday's date with the Falcons.

    As it is, they're still not fully equipped (insert Brett Favre joke here!) but they're better now than they were this morning. Andy Reid gains a 5'9", 205-pound five-year vet who can be explosive enough when given the chance -- after playing sparingly for three years, Harrison ran for 862 yards last season, averaging 4.4 per carry, and wrapped up the year with three straight 100+ yard performances.

    The best of those, a 286-yard, three-TD romp in Kansas City, was good enough to break Jim Brown's franchise single-game rushing record in Cleveland and leave Harrison third all-time on the NFL's list behind Adrian Peterson and Jamal Lewis.

    Still, the Browns didn't see the former Washington Stater as an every-down back and he has only earned 91 yards on 31 carries so far this season.

    But that's still not nearly as disappointing as Bell. He's been a virtual blank for the Eagles, taking 16 carries just 28 yards in five games. He earned Cleveland for his troubles, and so ends his time in Philly.