Arrelious Benn gets contract extension with Eagles


Less than a week after acquiring wide receiver Arrelious Benn in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Philadelphia Eagles have given Benn a contract extension.

Benn was set to enter the final year of his rookie contract this season with the ability to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. Instead, the Eagles signed Benn to a one year extension to keep him with the team through 2014.

After being drafted in the second round by the Buccaneers in 2010, Benn has struggled to be a consistent performer in the league. Benn has failed to catch more than 30 passes in a season. He caught just four passes for 26 yards last season as he missed eight games due to a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve.

“Right now, I’m hungry to prove a lot of things, prove to people who have doubted me,” Benn said, via the team’s official website. “I just want to go out there and show what I can do. Stay healthy, be a team guy and have fun.”

Benn has caught 59 passes through three seasons for 862 yards and five touchdowns.

25 responses to “Arrelious Benn gets contract extension with Eagles

  1. Best of luck, Rejus.

    Bucs fans still have high hopes for you… unless you are playing Tampa.

    Show the world what you can do.

  2. He has potential but it all comes down to the offensive line and whether Vick has time to at least get a couple reads…Without that they could have Megatron and it wouldnt matter

  3. Keep your head up sir. Some receivers don’t have the freak traits to succeed right away; they need time to develop and refine NFL quality skills.

  4. wow… what a bunch of morons, there is a reason the Bucs were willing to let him go. Instead, the genius’ in the Eagles organization sign him to an extension. Good luck with that.

  5. Who knows what Chip has in mind with him? But as long as this is an inexpensive extension, I’m fine with it.

  6. As an Eaglres fan, years ago I would have said great pickup but now our WR depth is so good that all you can say now is hopefully the best talent goes out there & competes…..Ungrateful, I know but gosh it feels good to know we have good WRs! All we have to do now is get BIG & FAST!

  7. I wonder if there are any guys in the NFL [except Nnamdi] who are not trying to ‘prove’ themselves?

  8. Doubtful showing. What “under performer” from any other squad has had success with the birds after they brought him in. I wish the birds would step off the same path.

  9. This was a pretty darn good choice for The Eagles. First of all it cost them virtually nothing. He might surprise. Somebody thought a lot of him back in college to draft him at #2 round. It will be interesting to see what happens with this free spin of the wheel. I wish the kid well. He certainly has the right attitude.

  10. j3a3k3e says:
    Mar 22, 2013 7:26 AM

    Doubtful showing. What “under performer” from any other squad has had success with the birds after they brought him in. I wish the birds would step off the same path.
    Like many other Eagles fans, you’re confidence has been severely eroded, shattered, and left in tatters by the demonstrable incompetence of Reid and his proclivity to mis-use players on a consistent basis. And, like other Eagles fans, your fan confidence has been replaced by an understandable weed-like overgrowth of skepticism. How about waiting and seeing how Kelly uses him in his system.
    I highly recommend you guys all consult an exorcist to rid yourselves of the paranoia- demon methodically and insidiously inserted into your psyche by Andy Reid for the past fourteen (SUPER long) years .

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