Data Scout Notes: HMC/PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff/PWCamp/1st C/1st M
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bucs picks: Round 2/39 -- Arrelious Benn, WR, 6-2, 220, Illinois: Recruited to Kansas St. by Raheem Morris. Excellent after the catch. - by The Sports Xchange
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08/07/13 - WR Arrelious Benn suffered a torn ACL for the second time in three years.
The Eagles already had lost receiver Jeremy Maclin to a torn ACL and were dealing with the stir caused by the use of a racial slur by Riley Cooper, who returned to practice on Tuesday after a short hiatus.
Benn was hoping to vie for playing time before the injury to his left knee. But he was hurt through much of training camp before the latest setback. He tore the ligament in the same knee in 2010.
The Eagles acquired Benn in a trade with Tampa Bay after he played in eight games last season and had four receptions for 26 yards with the Buccaneers. He was competing for a spot with the Eagles behind DeSean Jackson, Cooper, Jason Avant and undrafted rookie Russell Shepard.
07/30/13 - WR Arrelious Benn suffered a knee injury in Friday's practice. It doesn't appear to be a long-term injury.
03/15/13 - WR Arrelious Benn was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles along with a 2013 seventh-round draft pick from the Tampa Buccaneers in exchange for a sixth-round pick this year and a conditional draft pick in 2014. Benn played in eight games for the Bucs in 2013, but he had only four catches for 26 yards.
11/23/12 - WR Arrelious Benn was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
A second-round pick from Illinois in 2010, Benn reinjured his right knee in Sunday's 27-21 overtime win over Carolina. He played the entire game covering kicks and at receiver but experienced a great deal of pain in the knee afterward.
The Bucs do not believe Benn's injury is that serious -- possibly a slight tear of the medial collateral ligament. He's expected to make a full recovery after an arthroscopic procedure.
"The knee was a surprise to me," Bucs coach Greg Schiano said. "He's been struggling with (the shoulder), but he came in and said (the knee) was really bothering him, so we looked at it and that's the decision. I'm disappointed because he was helping in a lot of ways but on special teams, he had a really good performance, he had three tackles on special teams in Carolina.
"So again, we've just got to move on and figure out a plan and we'll do that in a couple days how we're going to fill in for him and we'll go on from there."
Benn was injured on the first day of training camp when he collided with cornerback E.J. Biggers, who suffered a broken foot on the play. Benn suffered a sprained right MCL and missed all of the preseason and the regular-season opener before playing as a kickoff returner in Week 2 against the New York Giants.
In eight games this season, Benn caught four passes for 26 yards and rushed three times for 16 yards. He eventually was replaced as the slot receiver by Tiquan Underwood.
Benn suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Seattle and missed the final game of his rookie season after being placed on injured reserve. Last year, Benn missed two of the final three games after sustaining a neck injury but was not placed on injured reserve.
11/08/12 - WR Arrelious Benn is expected to miss this week's game because of a shoulder injury.