The Titans have shipped Dorial Green-Beckham off to Philadelphia in exchange for Dennis Kelly.
Eagles announced they have acquired WR Dorial Green-Beckham from Tennessee Titans in exchange for G/T Dennis Kelly.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 16, 2016
We knew that the Titans weren't happy with the progress that Dorial Green-Beckham was making, but I don't think anyone saw this coming. This was supposed to be DGB's year to step into that number one role, but he was out classed in camp by Tajae Sharpe, Kendall Wright and Rishard Matthews.
The Titans attempted to light a fire under him and apparently didn't like his response. Today, Dorial Green-Beckham is packing his bags. It's a new era in Nashville. Jon Robinson isn't messing around.
We saw flashes of pure dominance from DGB, but again -- it was a consistency thing. He clearly didn't show a want to get better, so Robinson washed his hands of him.
Dennis Kelly is what Jon Robinson gets in return. He's offensive line depth, providing a body where the Titans desperately needed one. He was a 2012 draft pick and has made 15 starts in his career.
Here's what Robinson told TitansOnline.com's Jim Wyatt. “I like his versatility. He has really good size, he’s versatile, he's played a lot of positions. He embodies the traits we look for in an offensive lineman – smart, tough, and dependable.”
Robinson also noted that the Eagles called the Titans about DGB.
I'm surprised that Green-Beckham didn't net more in a trade, but this does fix some numbers on the roster. There was no depth behind either tackle, so getting a guy that can step in a fill Conklin or Lewan's shoes is a big deal. But still, the trade feels a little lopsided.
I think that speaks to just how much the Titans were frustrated with Dorial. Since he left Missouri, he's been living off of potential. It's evident that Jon Robinson believed that he would never maximize it, so he got something for him while he still could.