Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Bennett confirms switch from Seahawks to Eagles

Bennett confirms switch from Seahawks to Eagles

Following his release that October, Bennett landed with the Buccaneers, where he played four seasons.

Bennett's brother Martellus is now on the Patriots' roster, although he may be cut in the next week or so since he's due a roster bonus on March 14. Michael Bennett has been traded to Philadelphia, Richard Sherman is not expected to return, and Kam Chancellor's injury may force him out of town. In spite of a decent, but not star performance, Seattle paid Bennett $10.768 million last season.

The Atlanta Falcons were rumoured to be interested in trading for Bennett before the Eagles beat them to it. Michael Bennett, 6-foot-4, 271, may have logged 8.5 sacks in sixteen games last year, but he turns 33 years old later this year. Of course, there was no better fit for Bennett in his prime than Seattle, as a player and a unique personality, in a locker room full of them. Even more exciting, Philadelphia really didn't have to give up that much to acquire Bennett, and despite how much of a headache he's appeared to be at times over the previous year or so, this move was well worth the risk for Doug Pederson's squad.

For right now, we can take a look at the Seahawks defensive roster as it is and where they stand going forward. But in the 2012 season, he broke out in Tampa, where he had nine sacks, 34 tackles, and three forced fumbles.

Although the secondary made the headlines, the defensive line was also quite good.

With the Seahawks' defensive core aging, ailing from injuries, and coming up on contract years, the Seahawks may be headed toward a tear-down.

"I think I'm in my prime". You love the organization and you love the players that you played with.

Now the Seahawks have eight draft picks to work with this offseason to rebuild not just a dominant defense, but an offense that doesn't soly rely on the magic of Russell Wilson.

For Seattle, acquiring Johnson gives them a bit of security if Paul Richardson departs via free agency.

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