On the final day of June, the Philadelphia Eagles wound up having to give some bad news to one of their young players. The organization opted to release wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham after only one year with the franchise. In two NFL seasons, the 24-year-old performer totaled a combined 68 receptions for 941 yards and six touchdowns with the Tennessee Titans and Eagles. But after showing some promise as a rookie, his performance fell off considerably this past year with his new employer. Now with training camps opening in July, perhaps the young receiver can possibly latch on with another club.

Zero for two

Some may recall that Green-Beckham was originally a second-round draft choice by the Tennessee Titans in 2015. During his rookie season, which also happened to be the first year for first-round quarterback Marcus Mariota, he definitely showed signs of promise. The 6’5”, 225-pound specimen played in all 16 games and made five starts. He caught only 32 passes but racked up 549 yards (17.2 average) and four scores.

Still, the team opted to deal him to the Philadelphia Eagles. In his lone season in the City of Brotherly Love, he snared 36 passes in 15 contests. But he averaged a disappointing 10.9 yards per catch and scored only twice. Disappointing to say the least.

Eagles improved at wideout

Dave Spadaro, a writer for the official website of the Philadelphia Eagles, summed up his thoughts on why the young wide receiver was cut loose.

"Green-Beckham, so tantalizing to watch given his success in college and the way he looks in a uniform with his physical dimensions, simply did not distinguish himself in the upgraded wide receivers room." It’s hard to argue against the point. Spadaro reports that 2015 first-round pick Nelson Agholor has had a solid offseason. Meanwhile, the Birds did add veterans such as Alshon Jeffery (Chicago Bears) and Torrey Smith (San Francisco 49ers) in free agency.

The Eagles also still have reliable Jordan Matthews.

Wideout play was a big disappointment for Doug Pederson’s club this past season. Along with the veteran additions, general managed Howie Roseman used a fourth-round pick in April on North Carolina’s Mack Hollins. One round later, Philadelphia selected West Virginia’s Shelton Gibson. All told, the Philadelphia passing attack produced only 16 scores in 2016.

Hence why this team went out and got plenty of hope for quarterback Carson Wentz, who enters his second NFL season.

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