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.
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.