National Football League insiders: Seahawk Michael Bennett traded to the Eagles

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If we needed any more clarification regarding the reported Michael Bennett to Philadelphia Eagles trade, the Pro Bowler himself provided it on Wednesday afternoon.

ESPN's Josina Anderson was the first to report news of the Bennett trade.

The Eagles are acquiring defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news came down amid reports that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman could also be facing the end of his Seattle days. 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 a year ago or so, this move was well worth the risk for Doug Pederson's squad. The Eagles are approximately $10 million over the $177.2-million salary cap. He had 8.5 sacks last season with the Seahawks, and appears to have plenty left in the tank.

Bennett has yet to play a game under the three-year contract extension the Seahawks gave him for $29.5 million through the 2020 season in December 2016.

It appears as though the Seattle Seahawks are going to make some major shakeups on the defensive side of the ball this offseason. He told The News Tribune's Gregg Bell on New Year's Eve, "I probably won't be back next year". ". You love the organization".

"So if I'm not here, I would never have any hard feelings toward the organization". You love the players that you played with. This is a part of football.

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their formidable pass rush with another top-level defensive lineman.

Jordan returned from injury midway through the 2017 season and recorded 4.0 sacks in only five games, flashing some of the elite physical tools that led to his third-overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.