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Seahawks trade defensive end Michael Bennett to Eagles

March 7, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. (Elsa/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles made the latest big splash in the NFL offseason Wednesday, trading for Seattle Seahakws pass rusher Michael Bennett and a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick.

Bennett started all 16 games for Seattle last season and had 8 1/2 sacks. Johnson caught five passes and appeared in 10 games for Philadelphia.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter (who else?) was the first to report the trade.

The move bolsters Philadelphia’s already dominant defensive line, which was one of the keys to its Super Bowl LII victory. That unit will feature veterans Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham and 2017 first-round pick Derek Barnett.

And Seattle could be making more personnel moves before the day is through. Cornerback Richard Sherman has reportedly been saying goodbye to teammates.

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Jacob Bogage writes about sports for The Post, where he has worked since 2015. He previously covered the automotive and manufacturing industries for the Business section.

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