Eagles Release WR Arrelious Benn

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The Eagles are releasing WR Arrelious Benn, the team announced today.

Benn (6-2, 220) was acquired last offseason from the Bucs along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for a sixth-rounder. He tore his left ACL during training camp and missed the entire season. Originally a second-round pick in 2010, he has 59 career catches for 862 yards and five touchdowns.

Benn, 25, now could catch on with another team. If that doesn’t happen, there’s a chance the Eagles bring him back. Per OverTheCap.com, Benn was scheduled to make $1 million in base salary in 2014 and had a cap hit of $1.1 million.

The Eagles have Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper penciled in as the starting wide receivers. They drafted Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff in the second and third rounds, respectively, last week.

Other wide receivers currently on the roster are: Jeff Maehl, Brad Smith, Damaris Johnson, B.J. Cunningham, Kadron Boone, Ifeanyi Momah, Will Murphy and Quron Pratt.

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