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Arrelious Benn signs Philadelphia Eagles contract

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up on Arrelious Benn, but the Philadelphia Eagles saw enough in the wide receiver to trade for him and draw up a contract extension.

The Eagles sealed up Benn with a one-year contract through 2014, the team announced Thursday.

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Eagles coach Chip Kelly is looking for pass-catchers to populate his up-tempo offense, and Benn -- a disappointment with the Bucs -- has earned a shot at turning around his career.

Philadelphia acquired Benn for cheap last week, trading this year's sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2014 for Tampa Bay's 2013 seventh-rounder.

After catching just 59 passes for 862 yards and five touchdowns over three seasons with the Bucs, Benn still has to beat out a flock of Eagles receivers, including Jason Avant, Riley Cooper and Greg Salas behind starters Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson.

There's great mystery coming out of Philadelphia as Kelly builds his roster. Amid debate over if his high-speed offense will fly in the NFL, we're also learning -- day-by-day -- what sort of players Kelly sees value in. The draft will tell us more, but even the Benn trade makes it clear: Kelly plans to do things his way.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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