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Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to 1-year deal

Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:58 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2011 8:09 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

After Ahmad Bradshaw re-upped with the Giants Monday, Ronnie Brown was the last big-name running back available in free agency. Now that honor falls to either Jason Snelling or Ricky Williams because Brown is the latest member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Via the Eagles' official Twitter feed: "BREAKING NEWS: #Eagles have agreed to terms with former Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown on a one-year deal."

Brown is the latest acquisition for a team that has been busily assembling the pieces for a Super Bowl run in 2011. The centerpiece of the frenetic free agency signing period is cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The club also signed Jason Babin and Vince Young, and they shipped Kevin Kolb to Arizona for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Brown was originally selected by the Dolphins with the second-overall pick in the 2005 draft, but serious knee injuries in 2007 and 2009 limited his effectiveness. And last season, despite starting 16 games, he rushed for just 734 yards on 200 carries for a paltry 3.7 yards per carry. In Philly, Brown will play behind LeSean McCoy, the third-year back who rushed for 1,080 yards in 2010 (5.2 ypc), and had another 592 yards receiving.

Added value: you could argue that Brown was the best quarterback in Miami the last few years, and maybe he can reprise that role in any Wildcat wrinkles the Eagles might employ. 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:15 pm
 

Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to 1-year deal



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Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to 1-year deal

The Eagles are very thin at LB.  Their starting LB Corp of Moise Fokou, Jamar Chaney and Casey Matthews feature 2 former 7th round picks ('09 & and '10) and a 4th round pick in this year's draft.   



Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to 1-year deal

Congrats to Ronnie Brown, good luck.



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to 1-year deal

R.Brown is going to blow up with the eagles. I am a dolphin fan ( i know, i know)  and that man is a beast. ive watched 95% of his games. with the offense he is going into with all that speed and the one two of lesean? i think thats how u spell it. man the eagles are going to be good and real fun to watch. I think you will be surprised at his play in that system.



Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:15 am
 

Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to 1-year deal

I agree with Roid-Rage, Brown is by no means a star they picked up at RB.  But he is legitimate #2 back which is something they have sorely needed the past couple of years.  Harrison filled the role pretty well last season after they picked him up, but they need someone else with size who is more of a power back ito run between the tackes  to compelement McCoy's speed and change of direction.  McCoy will be the starter, but Brown is a good pickup who can give them 5-10 carries a game.



Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:41 am
 

Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to 1-year deal

I'm a huge dolphins fan and I've watched every game the past 4 or 5 years-- painful as many have been.  Ronnie Brown is an average RB at best.  The past 2 seasons Ricky Williams was the better back.  The Eagles got a legit #2 RB and nothing more. 



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:53 am
 

Eagles sign Ronnie Brown to 1-year deal

Can't wait for Michael Vick to go down, or violate his parole, and watch this whole thing implode!!!!!  Bwahahahahaha! Andy Reid is a scumbag.


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