The former #1 overall HS recruit played two years for Missouri before a domestic violence issue involving his then-girlfriend resulted in Gary Pinkel dismissing him from the team.
In the afternoon of April 6, the victim and another resident of the unit told police they no longer wanted to press charges. The victim said “she was afraid of the media and community backlash,” “was afraid of being harassed and having her property damaged” and “did not want to deal with the mental stress of the whole ordeal,” at the urging of Green-Beckham’s girlfriend.
He transferred to Oklahoma where he hoped to get a hardship waiver but was denied and had to sit out a year before the coaching staff was overhauled and he declared for the NFL draft. Dorial Green-Beckhm was a second round pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2015. Earlier today he was traded to the Philadephia Eagles for offensive lineman Dennis Kelly.
TRADE: #Eagles acquire WR Dorial Green-Beckham from Tennessee in exchange for G/T Dennis Kelly. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/XHDdcZ7PoO— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 16, 2016
Green-Beckham, who appeared to have a good second half of the season last year, posted 32 receptions for 549 yards and four touchdowns for the Titans but apparently never developed a good relationship with the coaching staff.
"That's spending extra time when nobody is watching," Mularkey told ESPN's Paul Kuharsky. "That's doing things when nobody is watching. That's in the classroom. I think it's just putting the work in without being directed by anybody. Doing it yourself."
#Titans are upset w/ how Green-Beckham responded to demands. Told to work harder in offseason, came in out of shape. Didn't improve. #Eagles— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) August 16, 2016
Eric Edholm over on Yahoo has a good breakdown of what the trade means for both teams but at least on the surface this appears to be the Titans giving up on DGB. Jim Thomas for the STL PD wrote about his progress just last week and noted that the coaching staff questioned his work ethic.
There is an argument to be made that his talents didn’t fit the Titan’s offensive philosophy, but some point out it was as much about his inability to develop as a route-runner and show consistent effort as anything else.
Green-Beckham will join former Mizzou quarterback Chase Daniel, who joined the Eagles as a free agent from the Kansas City Chiefs this past offseason.