The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired defensive end Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round selection in 2018 and wide receiver Marcus Johnson.
Bennett originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks in 2009 and went on to become a three-time Pro Bowler and win a Super Bowl with Seattle in 2013. During his nine-year career, Bennett has played in 125 regular-season games (90 starts) and has compiled 310 tackles, 54 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
After spending four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-12), Bennett returned to the Seahawks in 2013 and helped Seattle win Super Bowl XLVIII. In his first season back with the Seahawks, Bennett led the team with 8.5 sacks, 14 TFL, and 25 QB hits, while adding 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in the postseason.
In 2017, Bennett was voted to his third-consecutive Pro Bowl after ranking second on the Seahawks defense with 8.5 sacks and leading the team with 14 TFL and 24 QB hits.
A 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee, Bennett pledged his endorsement money last season to help rebuild minority communities through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs and initiatives that directly affect minority women. Additionally, Bennett and his wife, Pele, established The Bennett Foundation with their three daughters and adopted O.C.E.A.N.’s (fighting Obesity through Community, Education, Activity and Nutrition) programming to tackle the epidemic of childhood obesity. The Bennett Foundation educates under-served children and communities through free, accessible programming in Hawaii, Washington, and Texas.