From the Eagles side, one thing was pretty obvious in their first preseason game - they need WR help and Beckham has a chance to step right in and be an outside option, complimenting Jordan Matthews who plays the slot. Nelson Agholor wasn't impressive and Rueben Randle looked lackluster at best, so the door is open for a fresh start for Beckham. Beckham struggled his rookie season but did average 17.2 yards per catch with four TDs and had a solid points per target (1.18). However, he was again having a rough camp with the Titans and wasn't projected as a top-three WR, falling behind Tajae Sharpe for an outside spot opposite Rishard Matthews. He was recently singled out for running a bad route in the Titans perseason game which led to a Matt Cassel INT, so he was clearly in the Mike Mularkey doghouse. For the Titans, it's not a big return, but it opens the door for Sharpe to start on the outside with Kendall Wright in the slot. Sharpe's stock and ranking should climb with this news.
Eagles trade for WR Dorial Green-Beckham
Filed Under: 2016, Preseason