Bennett confirms switch from Seahawks to Eagles

  • Bennett confirms switch from Seahawks to Eagles

Bennett confirms switch from Seahawks to Eagles

Philly engineered a trade to acquire three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson, several media outlets reported Wednesday. The NFL's concept of trade value is vastly different than it is in the National Basketball Association, but a fifth-round pick and receiver Marcus Johnson for Bennett and a seventh still felt like a steal for Philly.

Bennett shared his own reaction on his Twitter account in typical Bennett fashion.

The Super Bowl champion Eagles defense just got even better. He was primarily a practice-squad player for the Eagles his rookie season before making the 53-man roster in 2017.

A call to a source close to Bennett seeking confirmation went unanswered Wednesday morning. Most reasoned that it was because Seattle wanted to "quiet down the team".

That used to never bother the Seahawks; again, it may not bother them now as much as Bennett's cap figure does.

That will likely change soon, as the Eagles may be tasked with giving him a new deal.

Bennett will count $6.7 million against the cap this season.

The Eagles can win the NFC East again and if they get a balanced attack on offense, then don't be surprised if they make it to another Super Bowl.

He told me at the end of last season, on New Year's Eve, "I probably won't be back" with Seattle in 2018. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent in 2013. "There are so many great players on this team and it's a great organization".

The Seahawks could look to the draft, where they have the No. 18 pick, to find a replacement for Bennett. He had just five receptions for 45 yards last season, but can provide Seattle with some insurance for fellow speedster Paul Richardson, who could leave in free agency.