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Benn There, Done That: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Looking to Trade Arrelious Benn

The offseason has been busy thus far for the Buccaneers, and it seems there’s no slowing down any time soon. We learned today that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have put Arrelious Benn on the block, and are looking to trade him. Here are two of the reporters from the Tampa Bay Times tweeting the news (we forgive Rick Stroud for his spelling error, it’s Twitter!):


Benn is a former high second round pick (39th overall) who had a lot of upside, but has yet to really show it while wearing pewter pants. He’s big, he’s athletic, his hands are good, and he’s a halfway decent return man. But a myriad of injuries and underwhelming on field results have led Stephen Holder and I to believe that moving Arrelious will be a tall task for Bucs GM Mark Dominik.

That being said, Dominik has a habit of getting something out of nothing. Brian Price, Aqib Talib, Gaines Adams all fetched the Bucs draft assets. The importance of draft picks can never be understated, but today the power of a draft pick really showed as Anquan Boldin fetched just a 6th for the Super Bowl champs.

There are plenty of possible destinations for a guy like Benn.  Teams like Baltimore and Pittsburgh have already parted way with receivers and could be looking for affordable replacements.  Possibly the New York Giants place a call if Victor Cruz decides to leave, or to provide depth behind oft injured Hakeem Nicks.  Or maybe even a recent, familiar trade partner, the Patriots, could be looking for another receiver if they let Wes Welker walk.

Benn wouldn’t be a replacement for any of those teams, but usually replacing a top line receiver takes a crowd.  Maybe Dominik can convince one of these teams that Regus should be part of that crowd for the right team.

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