Sunday, 09 December, 2018

Seahawks to trade DE Bennett to Eagles

Report: Michael Bennett Traded to Eagles for Marcus Johnson, Draft Pick Upgrade Michael Bennett traded from Seahawks to Eagles. Why both teams made this move
| 08 March, 2018, 02:14

The Eagles acquired Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, meaning quality players will be on the sidelines for Philly in moments they otherwise would thrive in simply because of depth. The Eagles already are ahead of their main NFC competition, including, of course, the Seahawks, who are apparently in the middle of a huge teardown and rebuild.

According to a report by ESPN reporter Josina Anderson, Philadelphia is set to acquire Bennett via trade.

The move can not become official until the new league year begins on March 14. It's also possible the Eagles could look to negotiate a lower yearly salary for Bennett after the season if they like what they see. The acquisition of Bennett has provided them more assurance that trading Curry would be the best route for the franchise to take.

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz also appeared excited about Bennett's arrival.

The 11-year veteran is scheduled to make $4 million in 2018.


Curry is just one of several Eagles whose future will be decided in the coming days and weeks.

Bennett has three years left on his four-year extension worth $39m signed in December 2016. Jenkins demonstrated during the national anthem for a season-plus before the Players Coalition's partnership with the NFL was announced in late November.

Assuming Curry's out of the picture, Bennett or 2017 first-round draft pick Derek Barnett will probably start opposite Graham.

Not only does this mean Bennett is officially headed to the defending champs. However, it looks like the Super Bowl champions have been keeping themselves busy as well when it comes to making trade moves, with Michael Bennett being the flawless example.

Johnson, 23, a 6-1, 204-pound undrafted free agent from University of Texas, played in 10 games for the Eagles last season, catching five passes for 45 yards.

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