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Arrelious Benn out four weeks with sprained MCL

Arrelious Benn, Sherrick McManis AP

Buccaneers wide receiver Arrelious Benn limped off the practice field at training camp today, and he won’t be back on the field for about a month.

A league source tells PFT that Benn suffered a sprained MCL and is expected to miss four weeks.

The Buccaneers’ final preseason game takes place on August 29, so if he does miss four weeks he could return for the end of the preseason, although it’s possible that the Buccaneers will show caution and hold him out of live action until the start of the regular season.

A 2010 second-round draft pick out of Illinois, Benn started 14 games for the Buccaneers last season and caught 30 passes for 441 yards and three touchdowns. The arrival of Vincent Jackson in free agency this offseason has likely bumped Benn out of the starting lineup and into the No. 3 receiver spot, and this injury won’t do anything to help Benn compete for playing time in the Bucs’ offense.

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8 Responses to “Arrelious Benn out four weeks with sprained MCL”
  1. bigjd says: Jul 27, 2012 7:24 PM

    Looks like they may have cut Briscoe a day too soon.

  2. cletusvandam says: Jul 27, 2012 7:45 PM

    TO is waiting by his phone…

  3. houseofbacon says: Jul 27, 2012 7:57 PM

    While it’s cool that he can be back before the real action starts, we need every WR possible.

  4. bucrightoff says: Jul 27, 2012 8:09 PM

    Definitely needed to cut Briscoe no matter what. Guy has some off the field drama that is ridiculous (not criminal, just reality TV-esque). Besides that WR is actually the one position the Bucs have many capable guys. Tiquan Underwood has apparently been looking very strong, Sammie Stroughter now has his opening to get back in the rotation, and Ed Gant definitely intrigues me. Benn though could be following Briscoe out the door if he can’t stay healthy.

  5. detroitrollin22 says: Jul 27, 2012 9:55 PM

    @bucrightoff

    Who?

  6. seeptermean says: Jul 27, 2012 10:03 PM

    Wow at first I thought the title of this article was an adjective describing Ben Roethlisberger, I had no idea it was someones name.

  7. fafaflunky says: Jul 27, 2012 11:22 PM

    And tampa bays 2nd rd draft pic goes the steelers for wallce read it hear first

  8. legacybroken says: Jul 28, 2012 9:43 AM

    Wallace for a second rounder would be awesome. Put him and VJax on the outside with Williams in the slot could potentially potent as long as Dominiks most inportant draft pick Freeman plays like its 2010.

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