Missouri Tigers: Former Star WR Dorial Green-Beckham Traded To Eagles


Former Missouri Tigers star receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was traded by the Tennessee Titans to the Philadelphia Eagles after just one year in the NFL.

Dorial Green-Beckham was a force for the Missouri Tigers at one point.  Then he was released from the program following a domestic violence incident where he kicked a woman down a set of stairs.  That incident was enough to drop him out of the first round of the 2015 NFL draft.  Now the team that did draft him, the Tennessee Titans, have decided that it is time for them to move on from DGB as well, trading him to the Philadelphia Eagles for a backup offensive tackle.

The trade caught a lot of people by surprise considering that Green-Beckham actually had a decent rookie season in which 30 of his 32 receptions went for first downs.  However, the early reports out of Titans Training Camp this year were that DGB showed up to camp out of shape, was considered lazy by the coaching staff, and was very inconsistent on the field.

That led the Tennessee Titans to first bury Dorial Green-Beckham on their depth chart, listing him as the sixth wide receiver.  After Green-Beckham was then unable to make the necessary strides to gain the confidence of the coaching staff, the team decided to trade him to the Philadelphia Eagles for backup offensive tackle Dennis Kelly.

For their own part, the Eagles did not risk much in this trade.  While Dennis Kelly was a decent reserve offensive lineman, he was hardly a central piece of the organization.  Meanwhile, the Eagles were having some difficulties in putting together a strong wide receiver group, especially with top starter Jordan Matthews currently nursing a leg injury.

That set the stage for the Eagles to make a move to grab Dorial Green-Beckham.  He should get a lot of opportunities with his new team as the Eagles continue to look for reliable receiving options.  So his success or failure in Philly will be all on his own accord.

This story carries a little extra significance for Kansas City locals as DGB was a popular draft target for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2015.  In fact, the Chiefs brought him in for a workout, which is where current Eagles head coach, and former Chiefs offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson got his first look at DGB.  It was that familiarity that helped prompt the Eagles to make the trade according to Philadelphia General Manager Howie Roseman.

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We shall see if Dorial Green-Beckham can regain the form that once made him a superstar for the Missouri Tigers.  However, expectations shouldn’t be too high.  He has only a limited amount of time to learn a brand new offense.  If what the Titans have said about him is true, then there is no way that will be enough time for DGB to make a big impact for his new team.