Eagles get Michael Bennett from Seattle

Dean Simpson
March 8, 2018

He re-signed with the Seahawks in 2013 and has been in Seattle ever since, making three consecutive Pro Bowls. With Fletcher Cox, Timmy Jernigan, and Vinny Curry dominating the inside, while Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett invoke havoc from the edges, the Eagles could already make a case for the strongest front four in the entire NFL.

ESPN first reported the news. This depth chart represents the final depth chart of the 2017 season and will include free agents since the new league year has not officially started yet.

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. The acquisition of Bennett has provided them more assurance that trading Curry would be the best route for the franchise to take.

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.

Carroll suggested at his season-ending presser that the non-football issues may have impacted Bennett's play. Jenkins demonstrated during the national anthem for a season-plus before the Players Coalition's partnership with the NFL was announced in late November.

Bennett is set to count $6.65 million against the cap, according to Spotrac, compared to Curry's number of $11 million.

With three years left on his current contract, Bennett could finish up his career in Philadelphia, though it's highly likely they're just taking him on a one-year test run. "I mean, whatever happens, I've loved being a Seahawk", Bennett told reporters on January 1. It also removes a key defender in Seattle's two most recent Super Bowl teams and a clubhouse standout. 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.

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