Wide receiver Arrelious Benn was officially placed on the Injured Reserve list on Wednesday ending his 2013 season. Benn suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during a special teams drill in Tuesday's practice. Benn was acquired via trade this offseason from Tampa Bay and signed to a one-year contract extension through 2014. Benn is the third player to suffer a torn ACL joining fellow wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and linebacker Jason Phillips.
Five players were sidelined to start Wednesday's joint practice with the New England Patriots: defensive tackle Antonio Dixon (hamstring), tackle Dennis Kelly (back), guard Nate Menkin (illness), tackle Jason Peters (hamstring) and tackle Ed Wang (knee).
With all of the injuries, veteran Allen Barbre took the first-team reps at left tackle again.
Wide receivers Damaris Johnson and Russell Shepard left practice early each with a hamstring injury. Running back LeSean McCoy did not take part in team drills again due to a knee injury. Running back Felix Jones (hamstring) and cornerback Cary Williams (hamstring) also did not finish practice.
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