Eagles Trade Defensive End Michael Bennett To New England Patriots

Eagles Trade Defensive End Michael Bennett To New England Patriots

Eagles Trade Defensive End Michael Bennett To New England Patriots

Bennett tallied 34 tackles (15 for a loss) 30 QB hits and 9 sacks.

Philadelphia has discussed trading Bennett with other teams, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, which cited multiple National Football League sources.

The Patriots acquired Michael in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.


Earlier Friday, Bennett appeared on NFL Network, knowing his time with the Eagles would soon be over. Bennett is scheduled to make $7.2 million in 2019, and the trade of the 33-year-old saves the Eagles that much in cap space, with zero dead money. Well, after watching Bennett make an impact on defense by finishing with nine sacks, it's safe to say this was a great addition for Philadelphia, and expectations would be high once again heading into 2019.

I just know at this point whatever team I go to I want to get paid more than I am now. He retired at the end of the season. Bennett announced he was retiring shortly after that on March 23, 2018. It's not yet known whether the Bennett trade means that the Pats have given up on re-signing Flowers-the No. 1 impending free agent on my board-but from a financial and production perspective, this is a value adjustment of typically Belichickian proportions.

In an attempt to gain access to the field in Super Bowl LI - Bennett's younger brother, Martellus, was playing for the Patriots in that game - Bennett allegedly injured a 66-year-old paraplegic woman who was working at NRG Stadium. From New York he made the jump to Chicago, where he spent three years with the Bears and earned a Pro Bowl spot in 2014. The likelihood of Flowers remaining a Patriot just slimmed down tremendously. Who wants to help the rich get richer?

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