Eagles acquire three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett

As my colleague Adrian said earlier this week, “Howie gonna Howie”

The Eagles traded Marcus Johnson and a fifth round pick to the Seahawks for Michael Bennett and a seventh round pick.

Josina Anderson broke the news of the trade while Adam Schefter broke down the details of the trade on Twitter this afternoon:



By acquiring Bennett, the Eagles now have an abundance of defensive ends. This is most likely the end of the Vinny Curry era in Philly. I expect he will be cut or traded in the near future.

The Eagles’ new look third down pass rush does look pretty lethal with Bennett in the mix: expect Fletcher Cox and Bennett to be on the inside with Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett on the outside.

On paper, this is a trade that the Eagles won. Marcus Johnson wasn’t going to make the roster anyway and the fifth round pick isn’t that hot of a commodity. The only downfall of this trade is the Eagles’ cap situation. Look for Howie to Howie in the coming weeks to get the Birds back under the cap.

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