By Turron Davenport
The Eagles set up another one of their marvelous roster moves on Wednesday when they put together a trade for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.
Knowing that Seattle was looking to move Bennett, general manager Howie Roseman reached an agreement to acquire the three-time Pro Bowl defensive end and a seventh-round pick in exchange for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick. The trade won’t be official until the new league year begins March 14.
Bennett posted 8.5 sacks last season and instantly upgrades the Eagles’ pass rush. It should be noted that he is capable of playing defensive tackle or defensive end, which is the kind of versatility that defensive line coach Chris Wilson cherishes.
Philadelphia will use their “NASCAR” package, which features four pass rushers on the field at the same time. In the past, it was Brandon Graham that was moved inside to defensive tackle with Derek Barnett coming in at defensive end.
Chris Long lined up on the opposite side of Barnett and Fletcher Cox remained at defensive tackle in the package. Now, Wilson can mix Bennett into the rotation and allow him to wreak...