The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles have acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday. The deal won’t be officially announced until the NFL’s league year opens next Wednesday. Sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the trade information. Seattle gets wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick, while Philadelphia also receives a seventh-round pick. The 32-year-old Bennett has three years remaining on his contract, with a base salary of just $1.65 million in 2018. That number jumps to $6 million in 2019 and $7.5 million in 2020. Bennett had 8 sacks last season and 54 in his nine-year career.
Editorial credit: dean bertoncelj / Shutterstock.com