New England Patriots
    Michael Bennett
    Michael Bennett
    #77 | Michael Bennett
    Healthy
    Defensive End | New England Patriots
    Date of Birth 11/13/1985
    Height, Weight 6'4", 274 lbs
    From Alief, TX
    Experience 9 Years
    Drafted Undrafted
    Salary $1,650,000
    2018 Season
    Sck
    9.0
    24th
    Solo
    25
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    FF
    2
    29th
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 11/13/1985
    Height, Weight 6'4", 274 lbs
    From Alief, TX
    Experience 9 Years
    Drafted Undrafted
    Salary $1,650,000
    RotowireMar 14, 11:55a ET

    News

    Bennett was officially traded from the Eagles to the Patriots on Thursday.

    Impact

    The terms of the trade have yet to be released, but it's now a done deal that Bennett will continue his playing career with the Patriots in 2019. While the 33-year-old's advanced age may seem like he could be a risky addition at this point in his career, Bennett has been as reliable as defensive linemen come, playing a full 16-game season in six of the past seven years. Should he maintain his health as the year unfolds, Bennett should play a huge role in New England's attempt to replace defensive end Trey Flowers, who was allowed to walk in free agency before signing a $90 million deal with Detroit this week.

    RotowireMar 8, 3:21p ET

    News

    The Eagles are expected to trade Bennett to the Patriots on Friday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Impact

    The trade makes a lot of sense in terms of positional need, as the Eagles have an impressive group of defensive ends led by Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett (shoulder), while the Patriots are in danger of losing their top pass rusher (Trey Flowers) when free agency opens next week. The 33-year-old Bennett has aged rather gracefully, piling up 17.5 sacks in 32 regular-season games the past two years. The Patriots theoretically still have enough cap space to retain Flowers, but this move suggests it isn't likely to happen.

    RotowireMar 8, 3:20p ET

    News

    The Eagles are working on a trade to send Bennett to the Patriots, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Impact

    The trade makes a lot of sense in terms of positional need, as the Eagles have an impressive group of defensive ends led by Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett (shoulder), while the Patriots are in danger of losing their top pass rusher (Trey Flowers) when free agency opens next week. The 33-year-old Bennett has aged rather gracefully, piling up 17.5 sacks in 32 regular-season games the past two years. The Patriots theoretically still have enough cap space to retain Flowers, but this move suggests it isn't likely to happen.

    RotowireMar 8, 1:58p ET

    News

    Bennett has been made available for trade by the Eagles, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

    Impact

    The Eagles were reportedly shopping Bennett at the NFL Combine and he responded by saying "We are in a tough situation as far as the salary cap, I'm not willing to take a pay cut. I actually want a pay raise at this point." Even if the team is unable to find a suitor, it doesn't necessarily have to keep the veteran defensive end, as he would carry zero dead cap if released.