New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have acquired defensive end Michael Bennett and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.

If and when the deal is completed, Bennett will arrive to New England having posted 34 total tackles and nine sacks in 16 games with the Eagles last season, and seven total tackles and one sack in two playoff games this past winter.

The 33-year-old Bennett, the older brother of ex-Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, is mostly known for his five-year run with the Seattle Seahawks, where he totaled 39 sacks in 75 games, won a Super Bowl, and was a three-time Pro Bowler.

What the reported pickup of Bennett means for the future of Trey Flowers remains to be seen, but it’s believed that the Patriots are going to let Flowers test the open market and then swing back around to see if they can match any offer thrown his way.