Sunday, April 26, 2015

Another ACL at Eagles camp: WR Arrelious Benn is done for the season

Wide receiver Arrelious Benn tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Eagles said.

Another ACL at Eagles camp: WR Arrelious Benn is done for the season

Eagles wide receiver Arrelious Benn. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Eagles wide receiver Arrelious Benn. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Wide receiver Arrelious Benn tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Eagles said.

Benn is the third Eagles player to suffered a season-ending ACL injury this training camp. All three injuries -- wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and linebacker Jason Phillips went down first -- occurred on the same field at the Eagles practice facility.

Benn missed most of the first two weeks of camp with a knee injury. He returned Sunday and practiced only two full days before tearing his ACL. Benn has had an injury-marred NFL career.

The Eagles have now lost two receivers that they expected to be on their final 53-man roster. The team acquired Benn from Tampa Bay in the off-season for a sixth-round draft pick. They did get receiver Riley Cooper back on Tuesday after he missed three days because of an excused absence.

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The Eagles also released receiver Dave Ball, who has had a hamstring injury. The team has two spots to fill on their 90-man roster.

The fields at the NovaCare Complex were re-sodded after spring minicamps in preparation for the Eagles' first training camp at home.

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