The Seattle Seahawks traded defensive end Michael Bennett to the Super Bowl champs and others could be on the move as well.
After a disappointing 9-7 finish to the 2017 campaign, the Seattle Seahawks are looking to make changes to their team and went out with a bang.
Earlier this afternoon, Seattle traded star defensive end Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick to Philadelphia for a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson.
Bennett, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has been questioning his future in the league since last season. This move gives Philly another savy veteran player to add to their already feared defensive line.
Even with his talent on the field, Bennett can also bring his vocal output to his new team. Bennett has been known to use his voice on police brutality and racial discrimination that is happening in the country and was a victim of it as well. Last August, surveillance video shows that DE being harassed by Las Vegas cops outside of a nightclub. While the LVPD denies Bennett’s accusations, the case is still being investigated.
And since then Bennett has been a participant of kneeling during the national anthem.
As for Seattle, many more players could be on the move during this period, and one of them is star cornerback Richard Sherman.
Sherman’s name has been mentioned in trade rumors since the last year, and he is planning to meet with front office officials and head coach Pete Carroll about his future tomorrow. In a series of tweets, Sherman’s teammates Jeremy Lane and Kam Chancellor have already expressed their feelings about the moves.
Members of the Seahawks secondary have sent cryptic Tweets regarding Richard Sherman. pic.twitter.com/LYDQgkf76t
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The deal doesn’t become official until the start of the new year on March 14.