Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Bennett reported for the Eagles' mandatory minicamp Monday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Eagles don't take the field until Tuesday, but Bennett's presence at the facility is significant nonetheless since the defensive end didn't attend voluntary OTAs this spring. While it's possible his legal situation could prevent him from taking the field in Week 1, Bennett presumably will still be entering training camp with the first-string defense.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
1 month ago

Bennett didn't report to first day of OTAs on Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't related to the felony charge Bennett is facing in Harris County, Texas, Tim McManus reports, and head coach Doug Pederson isn't worried about his absence. Bennett has racked up 23.5 sacks during his last three seasons with the Seahawks, and he will help bolster an already strong defensive corps in Philly.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
3 months ago

A Harris County, TX grand jury indicted Bennett on Friday for a felony charge of injury to the elderly, Jerome Solomon of The Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett allegedly hurt a 66-year-old paraplegic while pushing his way onto the field at the conclusion of Super Bowl LI when the Patriots defeated the Falcons. His new team, the Eagles, released a statement acknowledging they're aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering information, but they don't have any further comment at the time. Bennett was traded from the Seahawks to the Eagles at the start of the league year in mid-March.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
4 months ago

The Seahawks have agreed to trade Bennett and a seventh-round pick to the Eagles for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seattle's fearsome defense of recent seasons is embarking on a sea change in its ranks. Bennett will be the first to depart -- once the new league year starts March 14 -- joining the reigning Super Bowl champs. Owed $18 million over the next three seasons, he'll join a D-line rotation that includes Fletcher Cox, Vinny Curry, Brandon Graham, Timmy Jernigan, Chris Long and Derek Barnett. During his five seasons with the Seahawks, Bennet compiled at least seven sacks on four occasions.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
6 months ago

Bennett said Sunday that he "probably won't be [with Seattle] next year" following the Seahawks' 26-24 loss to the Cardinals in the season finale, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After inking a three-year, $29.5 million contract extension with the Seahawks last December, Bennett more or less met expectations in the first season of the new deal, as he suited up for all 16 games in 2017 and compiled 40 stops (25 solo) and 8.5 sacks. The 32-year-old defensive end played through a torn plantar fascia in his foot and a swollen knee during the season, which may have prevented him from mounting even better numbers. Despite the fact he's still productive in the latter half of his career, Bennett's high salary number could make it difficult for the Seahawks to retain him with cap flexibility a priority for the team.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
6 months ago

Bennett had four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 21-12 victory over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

The sack brings Bennett's season total to 8.5, and is his first one since Week 12 against the 49ers. The veteran defensive end has had a quiet second half of the season, registering only 18 tackles (11 solo) and two sacks in eight games.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
6 months ago

Bennett (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett was a full practice participant Friday after sitting out earlier in the week. The Seahawks were likely expressing caution with their veteran defensive end, who looks to be ready to play Week 16.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
6 months ago

Bennett (knee) won't practice Wednesday but is still expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett is experiencing swelling in his knee and his practice reps are simply being scaled back to keep him fresh for Sunday's game.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
7 months ago

Bennett was a full participant at Friday's practice after failing to participant earlier in the week due to a knee injury, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett was likely held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday as a precaution with what appears to have been a minor knee issue, but he'll be good to go in Week 14 against the Jaguars. He's notched just one sack in the Seahawks' past four games, so he'll look to get back on track in Jacksonville.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
7 months ago

Bennett had four tackles (three solo) and a sack Sunday against the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett has now climbed to 7.5 sacks this season, but he averages less than three tackles per game. With a Sunday night matchup against Philly on the horizon, Bennett will have his work cut out for him versus QB Carson Wentz, who has been sacked just twice in his last three games.