If Jerome Harrison Wants Accolades, Sign the Contract

May 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Harrison is one of the five unsigned restricted free agents holding out for a better contract.
Harrison was stuck on the bench for most of 2009 while Jamal Lewis got most of the carries, even though Lewis obviously was slower from his first carry in preseason.
It was revealed late in the season Harrison wouldn't go 100 percent in practices, and that became the main reason head coach Eric Mangini became reluctant to use him during games.
A sit-down with the coach helped solve that problem, and after Lewis was injured, Harrison finished the season with three straight breakout games.
Beginning in Week 15, Harrison ran for 286 yards on 34 carries and followed that up the next two weeks with 148 and 127 yards on 39 and 33 carries.
Harrison only lost one fumble in that time period and caught four passes for 32 yards.
While these three games showed what Harrison is capable of, it's a small sampling of the entire season, a...

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