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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.

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Tynan Patrick

    Ravens were supposedly interested in Benn in the draft a few years back, they might cough up a 7th for him if they cant sign Amendola or Jennings, but I doubt it.

    • http://twitter.com/UTEPMiners Leo

      We’d be okay with that. Maybe give us the pick you got for Boldin… haha.

  • RussMillerWY

    It’s a sign they have eyes on enough receivers in free agency and the draft that they think Benn will not make the final cut, and by that time his trade value would have dropoed to zero (why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free). It’s amazing that so many teams let quality players go for scrub round draft picks. The Ravens were in cap hell after bringing Flacco back. This is how they chose to atone. Good move by the losing Harbough brother. Would expect Benn to either fetch nothing and stay to compete or to end up with a team that is both cap and wr-strapped like the Ravens, Vikings, Redskins, or Jets. It’s a shame for their Bucs prospects that both Benn and Wright elected not to try to play through serious injuries last year, but that will pay off for them in the long run. Both are still potential stars.

    • Tony Brown

      You raise a valid point. I think maybe we could get maybe a couple 7s for him. Still, better than nothing.
      Perhaps we could use him as part of the Revis trade with the Jets. :D

      • http://twitter.com/kenboehlke Ken Boehlke

        Any pick would be a miracle. Part of a deal for Revis, unreal.

        • Tony Brown

          Benn’s a young, talented player with some potential and a cheap contract. Some team would definitely want to take a chance on him. And you never know what the Jets will do. lol

          • http://twitter.com/kenboehlke Ken Boehlke

            And add in that he’s relatively cheap.