Michael Bennett trade likely first of several moves for Eagles
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By Tim McManusESPN Staff Writer

The Philadelphia Eagles made some waves by agreeing to acquire Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett on Wednesday. Given the circumstances, there are likely to be several more moves coming.

Loaded with veteran players making good money, the Eagles were projected to be around $9 million over the 2018 cap prior to this trade. In order to be cap compliant, the Eagles are going to have to shed some salary between now and the start of the league year next Wednesday.

Bennett is scheduled to make a base salary of $1.65 million this season and, per ESPN's Brady Henderson, is owed a $3 million roster bonus on March 18. Defensive end Vinny Curry could very well be the odd man out. He is scheduled to count $11 million against the cap, and the Eagles were working on restructuring his deal in an effort to keep him. With Bennett now in the fold, it makes more sense to try to move Curry to gain some cap relief.

Beyond the immediate need to cut cost, the Eagles are also trying to position themselves to be ready when Carson Wentz comes due for a big pay day. Wentz is eligible for a new contract after the 2018 season, and executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman talked about the need to acquire draft picks in order to infuse some young players on rookie deals to balance the big-money veteran...

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