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Arrelious Benn gets contract extension with Eagles

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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.

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25 Responses to “Arrelious Benn gets contract extension with Eagles”
  1. 3fingerlenny says: Mar 21, 2013 11:02 PM

    Bust

  2. boyshole25 says: Mar 21, 2013 11:05 PM

    I like this kid wished the skins drafted him

  3. elmustardo says: Mar 21, 2013 11:08 PM

    Best of luck, Rejus.

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

    Show the world what you can do.

  4. 209eaglesfan says: Mar 21, 2013 11:13 PM

    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

  5. mungman69 says: Mar 21, 2013 11:32 PM

    The Eagles think that Benn has something to offer. Now to find a QB to get him the ball

  6. gromgrimfist says: Mar 22, 2013 12:06 AM

    ummm why what has he proven so far

  7. milkmandanimal says: Mar 22, 2013 12:31 AM

    Well, that’s good. You wouldn’t want him not catching passes due to injury for another team.

  8. goldenperspective says: Mar 22, 2013 12:47 AM

    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.

  9. chaseutley says: Mar 22, 2013 1:47 AM

    Great. A 1-year extension. Before I get excited, how much money is the extension for?

  10. reasonablemindsays says: Mar 22, 2013 1:49 AM

    I imagine someday we’ll be talking about Arrelious Benn and Geno Smith in the same way we talk about Jerry Rice and Joe Montana.

  11. thraiderskin says: Mar 22, 2013 1:53 AM

    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.

  12. mrsmithtp says: Mar 22, 2013 2:25 AM

    Cant wait for the dream team comments

  13. robbietheus says: Mar 22, 2013 2:31 AM

    We just love guys with preexisting injuries.

  14. wegonefunkwichamind says: Mar 22, 2013 2:49 AM

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

  15. neva4get5 says: Mar 22, 2013 5:25 AM

    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!

  16. jrock3x8 says: Mar 22, 2013 6:07 AM

    not sure what it is with benn but he has just never lived up to the hype going all the way back to illinois…

  17. vinceofdarkness says: Mar 22, 2013 6:38 AM

    Ben…it used to be I and me, now it’s us, now it’s we, I wish everyone could have a friend like Ben.

  18. wayne1693 says: Mar 22, 2013 7:23 AM

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

  19. 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.

  20. rodericksilva says: Mar 22, 2013 9:55 AM

    Do your thing Ben. Prove something.

  21. flavordave1 says: Mar 22, 2013 9:56 AM

    Just another stop on the World Domination Tour! Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, we’re on the move!

  22. oldbyrd says: Mar 22, 2013 10:44 AM

    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.

  23. madenatewell says: Mar 22, 2013 11:30 PM

    Dwayne Jarrett 2.0

  24. slick3 says: Mar 23, 2013 12:48 AM

    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 .

  25. flavordave says: Mar 23, 2013 4:53 PM

    The flav has a fan club of believers. Right on brotha!

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