The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles have bolstered their formidable pass rush with another top-level defensive lineman.
The Eagles acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, three sources familiar with the trade told The Associated Press. The deal will not be officially announced until the NFL’s league year opens next Wednesday. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not 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. For his career, Johnson has five catches for 45 yards in 10 games.
Bennett had 81⁄2 sacks last season and has 54 in his nine-year career. 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.
— The Associated Press