Eagles trade with Seahawks for DE Michael Bennett

Depending on the various reports coming out of Seattle recently, Michael Bennett was too old, too expensive or not "quiet" enough to stay with the Seahawks.

According to the report, Seattle is sending Bennett and a seventh-round pick to Philadelphia for a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson.

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. "Just seems like it's a young man's game".

The Eagles had a good defense last season, but they were going to be in the market for a new pass rusher.

Michael Bennett is headed to a new NFC team.

"I'll be fine", Bennett said after the loss to Arizona.

In any case, Bennett is a nine-year National Football League veteran, and the Eagles were able to welcome several newcomers last season without disrupting harmony in the locker room. Bennett signed a three-year contract extension at the end of the 2016 season worth $31.5 million. Bennett will cost just over $6 million against the cap this year, but the team will be able to part ways with him at anytime without suffering any cap penalties. Rumors about Richard Sherman's future with the Seahawks have also become a hot topic as of late.

Bennett played through a torn plantar fascia in his foot and multiple knee injuries throughout the season, and he was still productive. But in the 2012 season, he broke out in Tampa, where he had nine sacks, 34 tackles, and three forced fumbles. You love the organization and you love the players that you played with. Assuming Curry's out of the picture, Bennett or 2017 first-round draft pick Derek Barnett will probably start opposite Graham.

Johnson would give Seattle another body at receiver if it is unable to retain WR Paul Richardson.

  • Stacy Allen