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Pro Bowler Michael Bennett goes to patriots after New England pulls off eagle trade

After the Eagles defensive end, Michael Bennett refused to take a paycheck this week, it became quite clear that he would not return to Philadelphia for the 2019 season. Instead, he seems to be heading for New England. According to to Philadelphia Inquirer the Eagles have hammered out a trade with the patriots who will send Bennett to New England along with a 2020 seventh round. In return, the Eagles will acquire a 2020 fifth-round pick . The move makes much sense for both teams. At the end of the eagle's trade, the trade was about to get much needed wage capacity. By trading Bennett, Philly has now released $ 7.2 million against his cap in 2019. During an interview with the NFL Network on Friday, Bennett asked about the possibility of taking the wages the eagles had requested and he shot the idea down almost immediately. "You are always fired when your name is occupied in the trading blocks or traded, but you understand that people want to acquire your services and we are in a difficult situation as far as the wage hat, Says Bennett." But I am not willing to take a pay deduction. I actually want a pay rise at this time, and so everything just happens to know that which team I go to, I want to be paid more than I get paid right now. " Philadelphia Inquirer had reported on Friday that the eagles would shop or release Bennett if he did not…

After the Eagles defensive end, Michael Bennett refused to take a paycheck this week, it became quite clear that he would not return to Philadelphia for the 2019 season. Instead, he seems to be heading for New England.

According to to Philadelphia Inquirer the Eagles have hammered out a trade with the patriots who will send Bennett to New England along with a 2020 seventh round. In return, the Eagles will acquire a 2020 fifth-round pick .

The move makes much sense for both teams. At the end of the eagle’s trade, the trade was about to get much needed wage capacity. By trading Bennett, Philly has now released $ 7.2 million against his cap in 2019.

During an interview with the NFL Network on Friday, Bennett asked about the possibility of taking the wages the eagles had requested and he shot the idea down almost immediately.

“You are always fired when your name is occupied in the trading blocks or traded, but you understand that people want to acquire your services and we are in a difficult situation as far as the wage hat, Says Bennett.” But I am not willing to take a pay deduction. I actually want a pay rise at this time, and so everything just happens to know that which team I go to, I want to be paid more than I get paid right now. “

Philadelphia Inquirer had reported on Friday that the eagles would shop or release Bennett if he did not agree to the pay gap.

On the end of the patriots, New England will land a player they actually tried to get the last offseason. an offer to Seahawks for Bennett’s services, but the offer came in late and Seattle ended up shipping defensive end to Philadelphia .

During its only season with the eagles, Bennett had a very productive year of 34 tackles (15 for Loss), nine bags, 30 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles.The 2018 season came after he made three straight Pro Bowl appearances from 2015 to 2017 with the Seahawks. The basics are that Bennett can still play.

The addition of Bennett probably means that the patriots will let Trey Flowers go into the free office. The team could have Flowers with a franchise tag this year, but the team tried to do so because it would have cost them just over $ 17 million.

Basically, Bennett will be a much cheaper replacement and it is because he only plans to make $ 6.2 million (2019) and $ 7 million (2020) in basic salary during the last two years of his contract. . Although Bennett is looking for a raise, he is still much cheaper than Flowers, even though the Patriots would add another $ 1 million or $ 2 million a year into base salary.

The patriots become the fourth team that Bennett has played for in his career. The undrafted free agent spent the first four years of his career in Tampa before moving on to Seattle for five seasons (2013-17). During his time with the Seahawks, he played in two Super Bowls, including the Super Bowl XLIX, which was a 28-24 loss to the patriots.

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