Wednesday, August 3, 2011

[news] Ronnie Brown signed with Philadelphia Eagles

It seems as if everyone signed with the Philadelphia Eagles is a former All-Pro - including backups. Running back Ronnie Brown is the latest entrant in the Philadelphia train free agent, signing a one-year contract to support the corridor LeSean McCoy.

The 6-0, 230-pound running back started all 16 games for the Miami Dolphins last season and finished with 734 yards, five touchdowns and receptions 33. The second overall pick of 2005 NFL behind Alex Smith (San Francisco 49ers), Brown ranks third on the Dolphins all-time list behind Larry Csonka running (6737) and Ricky Williams (6436) and is tied for second with Csonka for the most games of 100 rushing yards in team history with 15.

"Ronnie is an all-around rider with a versatile skill set," Eagles general manager, Howie Roseman said. "He can run the ball, catch it, and does it very well in pass protection. He will add some good size to our backfield and he's a good character. We think it will be a tremendous complement to LeSean back and the other youngsters in this team that we really like. You can never have enough good runners in this league and we're happy to have Ronnie join us. "

Brown is the seventh largest acquisition of the Eagles have done in the last week, along with defensive linemen Cullen Jenkins and Jason Babin, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, offensive lineman Evan Mathis and quarterback Vince Young. All but Mathis and Jenkins are former All-Pros and Jenkins started the team last season Green Bay Packers championship.

Brown, 29, was elected to the Pro Bowl after rushing for 916 yards and a touchdown on career-high 10 and catch 33 passes in 2008. He rushed for 1,000 yards in the 2006 season.

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