Seattle could be moving on from another defensive star. In any event, Bennett represents a significant upgrade to the team's pass rush, although he's older than Curry. Defensive end Vinny Curry is a likely candidate to be traded or released.
Richard Sherman's tenure in Seattle could be coming to an end.
Bennett has three years remaining on his current contract. There's been nothing to suggest McDowell is any closer to being cleared to play - all of which shows how much help Seattle might need along its defensive line. He didn't miss a single game over his first six seasons, but injuries have forced him to miss seven games over the last two years.
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Clark is entering the final year of his rookie deal while Dion Jordan is a restricted free agent who is expected to be tendered.
With 3-years and $22.1 million left on his contract, Howie Roseman and company are going to have to get creative to position themselves under the salary cap in 2018. Such minimal cap relief strongly suggests Seattle's decision to move on from Bennett was about more than just his production versus his price tag.
Seattle gets wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick, while Philadelphia also receives a seventh-round pick. But Bennett later confirmed the deal, posting a picture of himself in an Eagles jersey on Twitter, and later a Thank You message to Seattle, as well as a lengthy goodbye note on Instagram. While the addition of Michael Bennett obviously makes the Eagles a better team in 2018 and could give Schwartz an all-time great defensive line, is his addition worth what it'll cost the team at other positions?
Schneider said Friday at the National Football League combine in Indianapolis that the team has no untouchables, a comment that came with the team heavily rumored to undergo a significant makeover this offseason as it attempts to right the ship following a 9-7 season in 2017. Now comes word from Mike Silver of NFL Media that the Seahawks are willing to listen to trade offers for Thomas.