Eagles to trade for Seahawks DE Michael Bennett

Jessica Allison
March 8, 2018

The Eagles were working to restructure Curry's contract in an attempt to keep him, but the arrival of Bennett is likely to accelerate trade talks.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks are trading defensive end Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Earlier on Wednesday, a report surfaced that All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman had been telling his Seahawks team-mates good-bye. The Eagles already have $10.6 million committed to Zach Ertz in 2018 - and more than $28 million from 2019-2021 - which makes it almost impossible for them to keep Burton unless he's willing to give up several million to stay in a backup role. Likewise, defensive end Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor's football futures are in doubt because of neck injuries both players sustained in 2017. The Seahawks also only owed him $1.65 million in base salary for next season but had to pay out a $4 million roster bonus, per Spotrac. The Seahawks will essentially be paying a $5.2 million dead-cap charge for a fifth-round pick and a one-time undrafted free agent with five career catches to his name. Jenkins demonstrated during the national anthem for a season-plus before the Players Coalition's partnership with the NFL was announced in late November.

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Bennett played through a torn plantar-fascia in his foot and a swollen knee, on top of a grotesquely bent toe that's bothered him for years. He told The News Tribune's Gregg Bell on New Year's Eve, "I probably won't be back next year". I love Pete Carroll and John Schneider and you just move forward. You love the players that you played with. He ends his five-year stint with 40 sacks in 75 games with Seattle.

Those games were the only ones he missed since joining the Seahawks in 2013 after four seasons with Tampa Bay.

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their formidable pass rush with another top-level defensive lineman.

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