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.
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.