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Eagles acquire Michael Bennett in a trade with Seattle

The defending Super Bowl champs have bolstered their roster adding three-time pro-bowl defensive lineman, Michael Bennett, to their roster.


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In an attempt to strengthen an already powerful front seven, the Philadelphia Eagles have acquired three-time pro bowl defensive lineman Michael Bennett in a trade from the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to Michael Bennet, Philadelphia will also receive Seattle's seventh-round in exchange for WR Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round selection. Last season, Bennett racked up 40 tackles to go along with his 8.5 sacks.

I think Im in my prime. I want to play as long as I can. There are so many great players on this team and its a great organization.

The move comes as no surprise as Bennett was making noise off the field last season, and rumors had been circulating for weeks that the Seahawks were looking to move him. Bennett's salary will cost the Eagles $5.2M next seasons which will be the team roughly $10M over the cap. Insiders are speculating the team will cut veterans Vinny Curry and Torrey Smith in order to make room for their new big man up front.

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