The Eagles have parted ways with another veteran member of their receiving corps.
Jason Avant and DeSean Jackson were the first two to go and now Arrelious Benn has joined them as a former member of the team. The Eagles announced Benn’s release on Friday afternoon.
Unlike Avant and Jackson, Benn never actually played a game with the Eagles. He tore his ACL last summer and missed the entire season. It was the second torn left ACL for Benn and it came after he got some glowing reviews from Eagles coach Chip Kelly in the early days of camp. Benn caught 59 passes for 862 yards and five touchdowns in three years with Tampa after the Bucs made him a second-round selection in the 2010 draft.
With Benn, who stood to make $1.1 million this year, out, the Eagles now have Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson, Jeff Maehl, Brad Smith, B.J. Cunningham at receiver along with 2014 draft picks Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff.