Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 3/16/13
Getting a big wide receiver, something that the Eagles red zone offense has needed for years has finally happened. Trading a sixth round pick and a conditional pick in 2014 for Arrelious Benn. Benn played the last 3 seasons with Tampa Bay catching 59 passes for 862 yards and 5 touchdowns over three seasons. At 6-2 and 220 pounds Benn’s size and his success last season at returning kicks 23.5 yard average, you can at least pencil him in as the Eagles kick returner this season. Injuries last season to his shoulder and knee limited his time and ultimately made him expendable in Tampa who has the big body and name receiver Vincent Jackson. At 24, Benn is a safe trade for the Eagles with more upside then down. Known for his physical play, he should be able to earn the roster spot competing for Jason Avant or Riley Coopers. The only way Benn doesn’t make the roster is if his injuries last season continue to plague him. Definitely and upgrade for special teams the trade on paper gets an A grade.Similar Posts: Phillies to sign Durbin in a move that strengthens bullpen Flyers beat Rangers; lose Meszaros; add Knuble Eagles odds and ends: the Superbowl, Foles, Vick, patience? Eagles raise ticket prices to enhance your experience Eagles free agent signings: James Casey could mean end for Brent Celek
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