Eagles acquire WR Dorial Green-Beckham in trade with Titans

ByPaul Kuharsky ESPN logo
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired 2015 second-round receiver Dorial Green-Beckham from the Tennessee Titans in a trade Tuesday morning.

The Eagles sent offensive lineman Dennis Kelly to Tennessee to complete the deal.

Green-Beckham was the 40th pick overall out of Oklahoma in 2015. He never played for the Sooners, practicing for them but not suiting up in the year after he was thrown out of Missouri. At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds he can be a difficult target to defend.

He caught 32 passes for 549 yards as a rookie with four touchdowns. But in his second training camp, he remained maddeningly inconsistent.

The Titans added Miami free agent Rishard Matthews and fifth-round pick Tajae Sharpe under new general manager Jon Robinson.

They are precise route runners who rarely drop passes, a stark contrast to what they saw from Green-Beckham.

Green-Beckham is raw, but the Eagles clearly think he was worth the trade and will work to develop him in a way the Titans couldn't.