The Seahawks traded Bennett and a seventh-round draft pick for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He had a respectable 2017 season - making his third straight Pro Bowl - with 8.5 sacks and 24 quarterback hits in 16 games, all while dealing with injuries. Following his release that October, Bennett landed with the Buccaneers, where he played four seasons.
The Eagles already had one of the best pass rushes in the National Football League last season on their way to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. It also removes a key defender in Seattle's two most recent Super Bowl teams and a clubhouse standout.
In 2016, Seattle signed Bennett to a contract extension through the 2020 season.
Johnson would give Seattle another body at receiver if it is unable to retain WR Paul Richardson.
"With me, I'm fine".
Bennett was due a reported $3 million roster bonus on March 18 so it was clear something would have to happen soon. So if I'm not here, I would never have any hard feelings toward the organization.
Given his ability to move inside and play defensive tackle, Bennett was arguably one of the best values in football. Furthermore, the Eagles would save an additional $5 without Curry, though the additional $6 million would be dead money.
He then signed an extension in December, 2016 due to keep him with the team through 2020, saying at the time he hoped to retire in Seattle.
Bennett figured his time was up earlier this year with the Seahawks likely looking to go younger after they went 9-7, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Bennett was a leader in the NFL's player protest movement, including sitting for the national anthem prior to most games.
Some would say the Eagles got a steal from a desperate team.