ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Philadelphia Eagles have released wide receiver Arrelious Benn with an injury settlement.
Benn, 26, suffered a torn ACL while serving as a blocker in a kickoff drill early in training camp last August. The 6'2" 220 lbs. wide-out, who was acquired with a seventh round pick in March 2013, looked like he might get the opportunity to step up into a contributing role with Jeremy Maclin tearing his ACL earlier in training camp.
Benn caught four passes for 26 yards and no touchdowns in eight games in 2012. The 2010 second-round pick had caught at least 25 passes in each of his first two seasons for 395 and 441 yards, respectively. Benn was a top prospect coming out of high school and surprised a lot of people by opting to play football at the University of Illinois.
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