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Arrelious Benn Injury: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver placed on short-term injured reserve

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According to Aaron Wilson, the Philadelphia Eagles have placed wide receiver Arrelious Benn on the injured reserve list. Eliot-Shorr Parks of NJ.com reports Benn suffered a back injury.

This move was unexpected because Benn wasn't noticeably injured following the Eagles final preseason game against the New York Jets on Thursday night. Benn recorded 2 receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown in that contest.

Several reporters have expressed their surprise with this announcement.

This will be the second straight year where Benn spends the season on the Eagles IR list. Benn was placed on the IR list in 2013 after suffering an ACL injury in training camp.

The Eagles originally acquired Benn in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in early 2013.

UPDATE - 3:26

It turns out Benn was placed on the short-term injured reserve list. What does this mean? Allow Sam Lynch to explain:

Note that the Eagles used the short-term injured reserve designation on former cornerback Brandon Hughes early in the 2013 NFL regular season last year.

More details to come.