Friday, March 15, 2013
Bucs unload Arrelious Benn
By Pat Yasinskas
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to be the NFC South’s most active team this offseason.
On Friday, the Buccaneers traded wide receiver Arrelious Benn and a seventh-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for a sixth-round pick this year and a conditional pick in 2014.
A second-round pick in 2010, Benn never has played up to his potential. Mike Williams, a fourth-round pick in the same draft, has emerged as Tampa Bay’s No. 2 receiver. Benn had only four catches in eight games last year before suffering a season-ending injury. He also dealt with injuries as a rookie.
Also on Friday, defensive tackle Roy Miller, who started 14 games last season, signed a two-year deal with Jacksonville. The Bucs have Gerald McCoy as one starter at defensive tackle and Gary Gibson is a reliable backup. But Tampa Bay likely will have to find another defensive tackle in the draft or free agency.