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Arrelious Benn | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 228
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (39) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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The Jaguars declined their 2018 option on WR Arrelious Benn, making him a free agent.
Somewhat surprisingly, Benn spent all of 2017 on Jacksonville's 53-man roster, catching one pass in nine games. The 2010 second-round pick has 10 total grabs since the end of the 2011 season. He turns 30 in September. Feb 20 - 4:06 PM

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Jaguars re-signed WR Arrelious Benn to a one-year contract.

It comes with a second-year option. Benn has seemingly been in the league for decades, but is still somehow just 28 years old. He played just 101 snaps on offense last season, catching 5-of-10 targets for 116 yards and one touchdown. Benn sees most of his action on kick and punt coverage.
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 02:13:00 PM

Jaguars placed WR Arrelious Benn on injured reserve with a broken collarbone, ending his season.

It's a disappointing end of an otherwise impressive camp for Benn, a former second-round pick who was trying to revive his career with Jacksonville. Benn should eventually be released with an injury settlement.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 04:04:00 PM

Jaguars WR Arrelious Benn fractured his collarbone in the second preseason game.

The well-traveled former Bucs second-round pick had reportedly been having a strong camp. Benn will undergo surgery on Monday and may be headed for I.R.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 02:14:00 PM

Jaguars signed WR Arrelious Benn to a reserve/future contract.

The 39th pick in the 2010 draft, Benn has bounced around the league while battling numerous injuries. The Jags will see if he has anything left in their offseason program. Benn turned 26 years old this past September.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:44:00 PM

Eagles released WR Arrelious Benn with an injury settlement.

Benn suffered a concussion in the third preseason game and wouldn't have had a roster spot even if healthy. The chronically-injured wideout turns 26 next week.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Eagles placed WR Arrelious Benn (concussion) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The 39th overall pick in the 2010 draft, Benn's NFL career has been railroaded by various injuries. He'll probably be released with a settlement.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Eagles WR Arrelious Benn was forced from Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers with a head injury, and will not return.

Benn, who wasn't targeted before going down, is quite likely concussed. It's bad news for a player trying to make the team after missing all of 2013 with a torn ACL. If Benn can't suit up for next week's finale, he'll finish the preseason with one catch for six yards. He's a poor bet to crack the 53-man roster.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 09:45:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Eagles WR Arrelious Benn has experienced "no issues" with his surgically-repaired left knee.

Benn tore his ACL last August, and spent the year on injured reserve. He was waived May 16 before being re-signed to a smaller salary three days later. Although still only 26 (in September), Benn is a long-shot to crack the Eagles' 53.
Tue, May 27, 2014 09:23:00 PM

Eagles re-signed WR Arrelious Benn.

Benn is coming off an ACL tear and was previously scheduled to make $1.1 million. So the Eagles cut him and then brought him back three days later -- likely on a minimum contract. Injury-plagued and unproductive throughout his career, Benn is an extremely poor bet to make an impact on the Eagles' receiving corps this season.
Mon, May 19, 2014 09:35:00 AM

Eagles waived WR Arrelious Benn.

Benn is coming off a torn ACL and was scheduled to make $1.1 million. It wouldn't be surprising if the Eagles bring him back at a lower salary. A second-round pick by the Bucs in 2010, Benn has struggled with injuries throughout his career and has just 59 catches over the last three seasons. Benn's release is mostly for cap purposes, but getting waived at this stage of the offseason isn't a good sign for his NFL future.
Fri, May 16, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Eagles placed WR Arrelious Benn on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

Benn is now tasked with returning from his second torn left ACL in four years. Although he's still only 25 (in September), it could be a career-killing injury for the former Buc. The No. 39 overall pick of the 2010 draft, Benn has just 59 catches in 37 career games. He's currently under contract with the Eagles for 2014, but it's highly doubtful he'll be back.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Eagles WR Arrelious Benn has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL, and is done for the season.

It's the same ACL Benn tore in 2010. It's a career-clouding injury, as the 2010 second-rounder has provided little, if any, impressive tape during his three-year career. Benn wasn't competing for a starting job in Philadelphia, and was going to need an impressive preseason to even crack the 53-man roster. The chronically-injured wideout turns 25 next month.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 06:55:00 PM

Coach Chip Kelly said he was "pleasantly surprised" by how Arrelious Benn (knee) looked in his first practice Sunday.

Benn is trying to shed an injury-prone label, make the Eagles' roster and help fill Jeremy Maclin's shoes all at once. He's a name to watch because he's more talented than Riley Cooper or Jason Avant, and has far greater size (6'2/220) than Damaris Johnson. Benn started off with the third team on Sunday, behind the likes of rookies Ifeanyi Momah and Russell Shepard.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 08:44:00 AM

Eagles WR Arrelious Benn (knee) has resumed practicing in training camp.

He'd been sidelined since July 26 with a hyperextended knee. Benn is working with the third- and fourth-team offenses. He could earn an opportunity to replace Jeremy Maclin with a big preseason, but that currently looks like a long shot.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 05:53:00 PM

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