On Wednesday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks traded defensive end Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.in return, the Eagles are sending a 2018 fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson to the Emerald City. It also removes a key defender in Seattle's two most recent Super Bowl teams and a clubhouse standout.
Carroll suggested at his season-ending presser that the non-football issues may have impacted Bennett's play.
It likely wasn't a surprise for Bennett, who knew his time in Seattle was coming to an end. While viewed as a solid blocking tight end, his production in the passing game has been declining. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed him off waivers. The 32-year-old pass rusher played through three injuries last season yet had 8 1/2 sacks and 24 quarterback hits before playing in his third Pro Bowl in January.
It's been a relatively quiet month since the Eagles won the Super Bowl, with very few significant personnel moves made by the team and several Eagles still making their rounds around the city, signing autographs, making appearances, and basking in the euphoria still hovering around the Delaware Valley over the city's first Super Bowl.
Now Bennett joins a defense that was ranked fourth overall in the league.
However, Wednesday's trade underscored the fact that Roseman is not going to shy way from adding potentially elite football players when given the chance if the price is a middle round draft choice. He should fit right in with his new team, and fellow defensive lineman/activist, Chris Long.