Seattle Seahawks Trade Away Outspoken Michael Bennett To The Philly

Seattle Seahawks Trade Away Outspoken Michael Bennett To The Philly

Bennett, 33, registered 8.5 sacks past year, despite dealing with knee injuries and a torn plantar fascia in his foot.

The Eagles are acquiring defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Seahawks did everything short of giving him away (a swap of Day 3 draft picks, plus wide receiver Marcus Johnson), and the Eagles were glad to take him off their hands.

Bennett shared his own reaction on his Twitter account in typical Bennett fashion. He had a respectable 2017 season - making his third straight Pro Bowl - with 8.5 sacks and 24 quarterback hits in 16 games, all while dealing with injuries.

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They had claimed the Lombardi Trophy on February 4 in Minneapolis, edging the New England Patriots, 41-33, for the franchise's first Super Bowl title.

NFL Insider Adam Schefter chose to say what the Eagles' new third-down pass rush would look like, and it excluded defensive end Chris Long. Michael Bennett has been traded to Philadelphia, Richard Sherman is not expected to return, and Kam Chancellor's injury may force him out of town.

Bennett is a good player, but he's also been one of the most overrated defensive players in the league over the last few years.

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How much of reports of the Seahawks wanting theirs to be "quiet ... compared to over the last couple years" were valid, and whether that really was the motivation to trade Bennett, is in question. He is one of the NFL players who chose to sit during the national anthem.

After rumblings last off-season that the Seahawks were looking to trade the former three-time All-Pro defensive back, it appears it's actually happening this year. Cutting Curry prior to June 1 would give the Eagles $5 million in cap relief next season, but they'd still have $6 million in dead cap.

Johnson, 23, was an undrafted free agent out of Texas who played in 10 games with Philadelphia past year, catching five passes for 45 yards.

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