Originally posted on cover32 - Eagles  |  Last updated 2/18/14
Recently, I referred to Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Jeremy Maclin as “under-appreciated“. I’ll now refer to wideout Arrelious Benn is a similar fashion — under the radar. Benn is coming off an ACL tear, which happened just weeks before the start of last season. He was traded to the Eagles in March from Tampa Bay, where he was chosen with the No. 39 pick in the 2010 draft by the Buccaneers. His problem during his career has been staying healthy — Benn’s played only eight games in the past few seasons. However, his first two years in the league weren’t all that bad. In 2010 and 2011, he caught 55 passes for 836 yards and five touchdowns. Those aren’t eye-popping stats, but it should be taken into consideration that Benn wasn’t Tampa Bay’s No. 1 option in both those seasons. Fast-forward to present day, and Benn is itching to get back out on the field. Last night, he tweeted a picture of himself after a late night run. Late night run. Ready to get back after it! Good look to @ASICSamerica for the new kicks. #BirdGang pic.twitter.com/hSa6PTmfuk — Arrelious Benn (@ArreliousBenn) February 18, 2014 Via Dan Kadar of SB Nation circa 2010, Benn is a very good blocker and excels in space. Both are necessary traits for what Chip Kelly is trying to have his wideouts do, so it will be interesting to see how Benn fits in the rotation come camp. Check out some film on Benn here. Make sure you follow @cover32_PHI and @cover32_NFL on Twitter for all the latest breaking news, columns, blogs and features from the Eagles and the entire NFL. You may also be interested in:Arrelious Benn is ready to return from ACL injuryTed Ginn Jr. could provide the Eagles with low-budget reliefDomonic Brown, a Cowboys fan, receives his very own Eagles jersey
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