There could be a Bennett brothers reunion in New England, with Michael set to join the team via trade and Martellus contemplating a return to football.
The Philadelphia Eagles have informed Michael Bennett that they are planning to trade him to the Patriots, the defensive end told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Friday. With that trade set to be finalized, tight end Martellus Bennett is interested in coming out of retirement to join his brother in New England, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale
The Eagles would receive a fifth-round pick in the 2020 draft and send Michael Bennett and a 2020 seventh-round pick to the Patriots, a league source told Schefter. Philly.com was first to report that a trade was close to completion.
Bennett played in 16 games (10 starts) last season and totaled nine sacks. He has 63 sacks over his 10-year career.
He told NFL Network earlier Friday that he was looking for a pay raise. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $6.2 million in 2019 with a $1 million roster bonus.cheap nfl jerseys china nike
Michael Bennett could have a quick reunion with the Eagles, as they are set to host the Patriots next season.
By acquiring Bennett, it could soften the blow if the Patriots lose defensive end Trey Flowers, who led New England in sacks each of the past three seasons, in free agency. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Bennett had 51 total pressures last season to tie for 13th in the NFL. Flowers led the Patriots with 45 pressures.
Bennett, 33, told Anderson that Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been fond of his game.
Locked in at a reasonable salary for the upcoming season, the Eagles recognized there could be a market for Bennett given the lack of quality pass-rushers in free agency.