INDIANAPOLIS — According to Eagles reporter Geoff Mosher, Philadelphia spoke to multiple teams about a potential Michael Bennett trade, at the 2019 scouting combine.
“According to multiple NFL sources, the Eagles spent time last week in Indianapolis discussing potential trades involving defensive lineman Michael Bennett and gauging the 10-year veteran’s market value,” Mosher stated in his report.
Eagles acquired the adaptable veteran via trade with the Seahawks prior to last season. The trade package sent wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick to Seattle. With the Eagles this season, Bennett registered a career-high nine sacks to his stats. He also recorded 50 combined pressures and quarterback hits, which was the second-most in the league last season.
Bennett has a cap hit of $7.2 million next season, with two years left on his contract. If Eagles intend to compete for a Super Bowl next season, they will need more talent which could require moving on from Bennett, nonetheless, restructure his contract.
On Friday, the Eagles signed DE Brandon Graham to a three-year extension, which is another reason they are looking to save money.
Eagles have a tough situation at defensive end—they have Graham who is 30, Bennett who is 33, and Chris Long who is also 33. Despite the talent they possess of, all of them are aging quite fast, thus wouldn’t surprise me if the Eagles draft a defensive end this year. Nonetheless, they will have a young and healthy Derek Barnett to help them next season.Follow @EaglesFeast