Arrelious Benn Fantasy News

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:55am

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Of all the bubble players on the Eagles’ 90-man roster, none may have boosted his chance of making the team more than WR Arrelious Benn.

With Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin sidelined Friday, Benn saw significant snaps and came up with two of the Eagles’ most dynamic plays against the Patriots in their 42-35 preseason loss at Gillette Stadium (see Instant Replay).

In the second quarter he blocked a punt that the Eagles' offense converted into its first touchdown. On the next drive, Benn caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez that tied the game at 21-21.

Fantasy Impact:

The 25-year-old former second-round pick of the Buccaneers is battling with Ifeanyi Momah, Jeff Maehl, Brad Smith, Damaris Johnson and several other fringe receivers for either one or two spots after the top four.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:42am

Philly.com - [Full Article]

On those rare dark days when he would drop his guard and the self-pity would come rushing at him, Arrelious Benn would ask, "Why me, God? Why me?"

Many athletes are fortunate enough to play their entire careers without a major injury. Benn isn't one of them.

There have been not one, but two, torn ACLs. To the same knee. There has been a torn medial collateral ligament. There have been neck and shoulder injuries. There has been a concussion.

In four NFL seasons, the 25-year-old Eagles wide receiver has missed 27 of 64 regular-season games due to injury. Sixteen of those 27 came last year.

Fantasy Impact:

Benn is a bit of a forgotten man, but he is just a strong camp away from perhaps making some kind of impact on a team with a lot of questions at WR.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 9:41am

ESPN - [Full Article]

With the loss of DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant, the Eagles appear to be thin at wide receiver heading into the 2014 season. Jeremy Maclin is back from a torn ACL to pair with Riley Cooper. Arrelious Benn is also competing against second-round pick Jordan Matthews from Vanderbilt and third-round pick Josh Huff from Oregon.

Ifeanyi Momah is also in the mix with some others, including free agent Quron Pratt, who is wearing the No. 10 jersey formerly donned by Jackson.

"I'm doing everything now that I was doing before I got hurt," Maclin told the Press of Atlantic City. "I feel like I'm all the way back."

Fantasy Impact:

Cooper had 47 receptions for 835 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He improved steadily as the season continued but many feel the loss of Jackson will hurt Cooper's production. Matthews and Huff have impressed coach Chip Kelly through OTAs and they could definitely receive snaps early in the regular season, according to the story.

Monday, June 9, 2014, 11:31pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Eagles veteran WRs Brad Smith and Arrelious Benn are still higher on the totem pole right now than Josh Huff.

Monday, May 19, 2014, 11:25am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Eagles on Monday re-signed the Arrelious Benn after cutting him on Friday. Guaranteed to be making less than the $1.1 million he was due under his former deal, the oft-injured Benn could be playing for the league minimum.

Arrelious Benn tears ACL

Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 6:58pm

Jeff McLane on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles WR Arrelious Benn tore his left ACL.

Fantasy Impact:

Benn did it during a special teams drill. He had a chance to compete for the W2 job, but this will end his season. He had just returned to practice.

Eagles WR2 spot Russell Shepard's to lose

Monday, August 5, 2013, 4:09pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

With Jeremy Maclin out for the year, Riley Cooper off somewhere getting help and B.J. Cunningham released with an injury waiver, Russell Shepard has found himself working with the Eagles’ starting offense at wide receiver across from two-time Pro Bowl pick DeSean Jackson.

Running with the starters in August and starting in September are two different things, but Shepard has certainly opened up a lot of eyes going into the preseason opener Friday against the Patriots at the Linc.

Fantasy Impact:

Shepard is taking advantage of no Maclin or Cooper at camp right now. Arrelious Benn has just returned from injury, but at this point is way behind.

Monday, August 5, 2013, 10:14am

Philly.com - [Full Article]

Eagles WR Arrelious Benn could be a starting wide receiver for the Eagles on opening day - or he could be off the roster by then.

It's hard to find a player with as many variables as Benn, the talented 24-year-old wide receiver who was acquired by the Eagles in March. One of HC Chip Kelly's maxims is that "durability is the best ability," which would not seem to be a point to ponder for Benn.

Fantasy Impact:

With the loss of Jeremy Maclin, and Riley Cooper in trouble for a racial slur, the Eagles WR2 position is wide open. Benn is a former second-round pick who has the size (6-foot-2, 220 pounds) and the ability to be a productive NFL receiver, however he hasn't proved to be durable.

Confirmed: Jeremy Maclin tears ACL, out for 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013, 1:56pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a torn ACL during practice Saturday at the NovaCare Complex and is expected to miss the 2013 season, a league source said.

Maclin was carted off the field Saturday about an hour into practice.

Maclin, a fourth-year wideout in the last year of his rookie deal, went down at the end of 7-on-7 drills.

Fantasy Impact:

Jason Avant will likely remain a slot receiver so expect names like Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson, Arrelious Benn, B.J. Cunningham, Greg Salas along with rookies Ifeanyi Momah, Russell Shepard and Will Murphy to compete for the job. Benn and Cunningham were already out of practice after suffering minor injuries in Friday’s practice that rendered each one day to day. The Eagles could also use more multiple TE formations with Brent Celek, James Casey and rookie Zach Ertz.

Monday, July 8, 2013, 2:14pm

CSN Philadelphia - [Full Article]

CSN Eagles reporter Geoff Mosher said Eagles WR Riley Cooper is one of several veteran Eagles who might not be around for the season opener. WRs DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant and Damaris Johnson can safely be considered locks to make the team.

That leaves one or two more openings for a committee that includes Cooper, Arrelious Benn, Ifeanyi Momah, B.J. Cunningham and rookie Russell Shepard.

Thursday, November 22, 2012, 10:07am

Buccaneers.com - [Full Article]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed third-year WR Arrelious Benn on injured reserve due to shoulder and knee injuries. To fill Benn's spot, both on the 53-man roster and in the receiving corps, the Buccaneers have signed David Douglas off the New York Giants' practice squad.

Benn was the second of two second-round picks made by Tampa Bay in the 2010 draft. In 37 games and 24 starts he has recorded 59 receptions for 862 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per carry.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:16pm

Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:09pm

Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11.

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:39pm

Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:28pm

Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.

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