Report: Eagles are trading for Seahawks DE Michael Bennett
7 March 2018 Eagles News
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Eagles are trading for Seahawks DE Michael Bennett.
The details of the trade include Bennett and a 7th round pick for Eagles 5th round pick and WR Marcus Johnson, according to Adam Schefter. Adam Caplan is reporting Bennett’s base salaries on his current contract are: 2018: $1.65m, 2019: $6m, 2020: $7.5m.
I'm told DE Michael Bennett is going to be traded to the Philadelphia #Eagles.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 7, 2018
Here it goes: Seahawks are trading DE Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick to Eagles for a fifth-round pick and WR Marcus Johnson, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2018
The trade discussions appeared to be in the works the last few days and Eagles were not the only ones in on Bennett.
The #Eagles had a deal with the #Seahawks yesterday morning for DL Michael Bennett. Then a third team jumped in and the deal stalled. Last night, it became clear it was happening, though Philly officials were still researching. Now it’s happened.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2018
There were a bunch of teams in the running for Michael Bennett. New England, Cleveland, Tampa, and Falcons to just name a few.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 7, 2018
He is pretty good too.
Michael Bennett played DE in Seahawks' base, moved inside in sub packages. Had 8.5 sacks last year and 24 QB hits, which ranked 10th in the NFL and was more than anyone on the Eagles had in 2017.
— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) March 7, 2018