Eagles sign RB Ronnie Brown

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The Eagles on Monday found the veteran tailback they’ve been looking for, agreeing to a one-year contract with former Miami Dolphin Ronnie Brown.

Brown, a 1,000-yard rusher in 2006, had 4,815 rushing yards, 36 rushing touchdowns and a 4.3 average in six seasons with the Dolphins, who made him the second pick in the 2005 draft out of Auburn.

Brown is also an outstanding receiver, with 184 receptions for 1,491 yards. He’s had 30 or more catches in five of his six seasons.

Fantasy Impact: 

Brown is yet another big name in the nest for the Eagles. Andy Reid generally hasn't given much work to the backup RB over the years, the bulk of the workload instead going to guys like Brian Westbrook and most recently LeSean McCoy. So, it remains to be seen how much Brown is used this year, but he'll be a great RB2 to turn to for either limited work or if McCoy should get hurt. Fantasy-wise, he many not have a lot of week-to-week value.

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