Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Bennett (knee) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Mike Jones of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett was added to the injury report Tuesday with a knee issue, but he doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing the opener against Atlanta. The veteran defensive end figures to rotate in for the Eagles this season after totaling 8.5 sacks and 40 tackles (25 solo) last season.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Bennett (knee) was added to the injury report Wednesday, Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett has historically rested the final practice of the week and it seems like that trend will continue in Philadelphia. Barring any major setbacks, expect Bennett to on the field Thursday night.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
3 months ago

Bennett will be arraigned Aug. 7 on his March indictment for felony injury to the elderly, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The incident in question is when Bennett entered the field after his brother, Martellus, won the Super Bowl in February of 2017. Pelissero adds that the courts are seeking a tape that shows Bennett as he arrives at the field. The August date for arraignment is problematic since it's just two days before the Eagles' first preseason contest. If the case goes to trial, it'll likely be after the season.

Michael Bennett
DE PHI (9)
3 months 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)
4 months 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)
6 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)
6 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)
9 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)
9 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)
9 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.