In the wake of Benn's release last week, several reporters noted that it was highly possible Benn would return to the team at a lower cost. That seems to be exactly what happened here as Benn essentially took a small pay cut in order to come back.
As expected, the Eagles have re-signed WR Arrelious Benn. Re-worked his contract with a small pay cut.— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) May 19, 2014
Benn rejoins a crowded wide receiver picture in Philadelphia. The 25-year-old's return gives the Eagles a total of 14 wide receivers on their roster. The team will likely only keep five or six receivers on the final 53 man roster, so Benn will need to stay healthy and prove he can play well this summer in order to secure a roster spot.
Benn was originally acquired from the Buccaneers in a trade last offseason. He missed the entire 2013 season with an ACL injury and has been working to get back on the field ever since. BGN has been following Benn's progress in our exclusive "On the Mend" series.