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Harrison: 'I don't think I was their type of guy'

By Marla Published: October 13, 2010

Browns running back Jerome Harrison, traded to Philadelphia Wednesday, said he never clashed with Browns coach Eric Mangini over his lack of playing time this season.

The comments came during a radio interview with Mark ''Munch'' Bishop on ESPN 850-WKNR.

"I never got into an argument with Mangini or (offensive coordinator Brian) Daboll, never got into any of that with none of them,'' Harrison said. ''I don't think I was their type of guy. I wish the best to the coaching staff. The time I had with Holmgren and those guys was wonderful.

''I'm just not what they wanted.''

Harrison said general manager Tom Heckert told him after practice that he had been traded.

''I look at it as a blessing. I feel new again,'' Harrison told WKNR.

He said his immediate reaction was, ''Thank God.''

"I've been praying lately,'' Harrison said. ''When I don't understand things I always tell myself, 'Never question what The Man has in store for you. At the beginning of the season I didn't understand it. But I always had faith and kept praying that God had a plan for me.''

Harrison said his poor performance Sunday against Atlanta was due to injury.

"I was still fighting a little, small injury. I wasn't as explosive as I normally was. But I'm fine now,'' he said.

Harrison said when he left the locker room, all his teammates followed him and he tried to shake every hand.

''I want to thank the fans of Cleveland, my teammates, I loved them. I wish the best for the guys over there,'' Harrison said.

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