Eagles Trade Dennis Kelly For Dorial Green-Beckham

Green-Beckham, however, has a checkered past off of the field.
Dorial Green-Beckham. (USA Today Sports)

Dorial Green-Beckham. (USA Today Sports)

The Eagles traded offensive lineman Dennis Kelly for Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Tennessee drafted Green-Beckham in the second round in 2015, before he played in all 16 games and started five contests last season. He recorded 32 receptions for 549 yards and four touchdowns. He also led rookies in yards per receptions (17.2), and ranked sixth among all NFL receivers. However, the 23-year-old has a checkered past.

Missouri dismissed Green-Beckham from the team in 2014 while he was the subject of a police investigation for allegedly pushing a female down “at least four stairs.” Police closed that case without an arrest, citing “reluctant witnesses fearing retaliation.” Green-Beckham was arrested twice before that, both times for situations involving marijuana.

He was only charged in one of those cases, before he later pleaded guilty to second-degree trespassing after he and two of his teammates reportedly smoked marijuana in a campus parking lot. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Green-Beckham’s work ethic has also been questioned.

However, the Eagles didn’t give up much for the talented wide receiver. Kelly, whom the Eagles drafted in the fifth round in 2012, was one of the team’s options to replace Lane Johnson if Johnson is suspended, but it’s more likely Kelly would have been a backup this season.

We’ll have more on this story shortly.