The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that wide receiver Arrelious Benn has torn his ACL in practice. Benn will presumably miss the entire season. The wide receiver was acquired through trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year, with the Eagles giving up a sixth-round pick and an undisclosed conditional draft pick for Benn and a seventh-round pick. Unless the condition for that pick was very easy to meet, this likely means it won't be worth much for the Buccaneers.
That's sad news for a very talented player who hasn't been able to put it all together in the NFL. Through two seasons in the NFL it looked like he was getting on track. Benn had a steep learning curve as he came from a messy college offense with no talent at quarterback, but he showed glimpses of special explosive ability. He caught 55 balls for 836 yards and five touchdowns through his first two touchdowns.
Unfortunately, injuries and struggles to adapt to the Bucs' new offense limited in his third year in the NFL, as he caught just four passes. The Bucs apparently weren't convinced that they could get more out of Benn's considerable talent, and traded him to the Eagles. Hopefully for him he can get healthy and resuscitate his career next year.
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