A good offseason breeds a strong regular season. An expensive offseason breeds failure and underachievement.
On Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles executed a trade with Tampa Bay. They sent a sixth round pick and a conditional 2014 pick for Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn and a 2013 seventh round puck.
Benn, 24, spent three years in Tampa after being drafted in 2009. The receiver earned high draft praise from experts before selection. Benn excelled in size, measuring in at 6-2, 220 lbs. The former Illinois star also boasts speed, making him serviceable in the return game.
After two productive seasons, Benn’s 2012 campaign was cut short. A medial collateral ligament was injured in Benn’s knee, and the receiver was placed on IR. In his career, Benn has 59 catches and five touchdowns.
The Eagles have long been searching for a strong red- zone receiver. Too often they settled for Alex Henery field goals in the Reid era. Chip Kelly is addressing the team’s concerns head on. He is trying to mold this offense into his for 2013 and beyond.