FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they got the defensive lineman Michael Bennett in a Philadelphia Eagles trade.
Bennett 33, is a veteran of 10 NFL seasons in Tampa Bay (2009-12), Seattle (2013-17) and Philadelphia (2018). He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent in Seattle on April 26, 2009, from Texas A & M. 6-foot-4, 274-pounder appeared in 141 regular season games with 100 starts and reached 327 tackles, 63 sacks, six pass defensed, 10 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He also played 12 postseason contests with 10 starts and gained 43 tackles, 4½ sacks, four defensive passes, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Bennett is a member of the Super Bowl XLVIII Champion and 2014 NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks teams.
Bennett made Seattle 53-man roster as a rookie but released in October and removed the waiver of Tampa Bay. After four seasons with the Buccaneer, he was signed to Seattle as an unlimited free agent. Bennett traded from Seattle to Philadelphia on March 13, 2018.
Last time with the Eagles, Bennett played in all 16 regular season games with 10 starts and posted 34 tackles, second in team with nine sacks, defensed one pass and forced two fumbles. He also started in the same Philadelphia playoff games and has seven tackles and a sack.