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Friday, May 16, 2014
Eagles release WR Benn

By Andy Jasner

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver Arrelious Benn on Friday afternoon.

After tearing his ACL in training camp, Benn sat out the entire 2013 season. He was acquired by the Eagles last March in a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In three seasons with Tampa Bay, Benn compiled 59 receptions for 862 yards and five touchdowns.

Benn would likely have been competing with Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jeff Maehl, Demaris Johnson and Brad Smith for the last wide receiver spot or two. The Eagles also selected wide receivers Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) in the second round and Josh Huff (Oregon) in the third of the NFL draft.

Benn never played in an Eagles uniform.