The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports the Eagles have placed wide receiver Arrelious Benn on injured reserve. It will likely be injured reserve with a designated return but, if not, it will end the wide receiver's season for the second consecutive year.
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.
This is particularly strange because Benn played last night against the Jets and caught two passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. He looked totally healthy on the field.
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