July 6 (UPI) -- He was once a second round draft pick, but now Dorial Green-Beckham hopes to make an NFL roster after going unclaimed through waivers.
Green-Beckham looked like the odd man out this offseason after the Eagles added free agents Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, in addition to already having Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor on their roster.
Green-Beckham had 36 receptions for 392 yards and two scores in 2016. Eagles coach Doug Pederson chalked up Green-Beckham's lackluster campaign to not getting enough reps in training camp.
"I think that this will be a good offseason for DGB," Pederson told reporters at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix.
"This will be a great offseason for him. It's going to be an opportunity for him to come in and, number one, show what he's really capable of. Now, we got him sort of at the end of training camp last year. I believe it was Week 3 of training camp so he was learning our system really the whole year. Now, having time to work with him and really develop his talent, to get in there with Mike Groh and learn and with all our players. But at that position with him, it's going to be big with him. And just to see where he's at."
Green-Beckham was not impressing coaches in May at OTAs. Eagles wide receivers coach Mike Groh criticized the wide out for running a route with his head down during one practice session.
"Stop looking at the ground! What's on the ground?" Groh asked Green-Beckham at OTAs, according to ESPN.
Green-Beckham had a $944,418 base salary and was due $1.1 million in 2018. He had 549 yards and four touchdowns on 32 receptions in 16 games during his rookie campaign for the Titans. Green-Beckham started seven games last season.