Wide receiver Arrelious Benn suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Tuesday’s practice, the Eagles announced.
Benn returned to practice on Sunday after missing much of training camp with knee issues. Chip Kelly praised him following his first practice back, commending him on his knowledge of the playbook and saying that he “flashed” at times.
Talent is not an issue for Benn but injuries have kept him from taking off in the NFL.
He is the third member of the Eagles to suffer a torn ACL this summer, joining Jeremy Maclin and linebacker Jason Phillips.
The 24-year-old played three seasons for the Bucs, compiling 59 catches for 862 yards and five touchdowns in 37 games.
The Eagles have taken a hit at wide receiver this offseason. When Maclin went down, general manager Howie Roseman suggested that the team would look to the skill position players currently on the roster to help fill the void in the short term. Now that they have lost another member of the receiving corps, you wonder if they start looking more outside of the NovaCare walls for help.
The Eagles also announced that they have released receiver Dave Ball.