Michael Bennett traded? Richard Sherman leaving? Seahawks silent

Richard Sherman is expected to test free agency next week

"Just seems like it's a young man's game". It would not be surprising to see New England address the position early in the 2018 NFL Draft. "That's part of the game".

The team can save $11 million against the 2018 salary cap by trading or releasing Sherman before June 1. He had 8.5 sacks last season with the Seahawks, and appears to have plenty left in the tank.

Bennett had been mentioned in various trade rumors earlier in the week, and several teams made pushes to acquire the three-time Pro Bowler.

The outspoken Bennett has been heavily involved in social activism and fits in nicely in Philadelphia's locker room with Long and safety Malcolm Jenkins, who are leaders in those areas.

The Eagles were working to restructure Curry's contract in an attempt to keep him, but the arrival of Bennett is likely to accelerate trade talks. After spending most of 2016 on the practice squad, he had five catches for 45 yards in 10 games a year ago. Only two players, Houston's J.J. Watt and Cincinnati's Carlos Dunlap, have more quarterback hits than Bennett over the past five seasons.

As so often happens in the National Football League, the package sent by the Eagles for Bennett seemed to not be equal value for the kind of player Bennett still is as a pass rusher. But considering how good of a player Bennett still is, the lack of depth on the roster, and the minimal return in value from the Eagles, there's a chance this move could backfire.

Bennett's departure signals a transition phase for the Seahawks defense, which has a new defensive coordinator in Ken Norton Jr.

For his career, Bennett has 54 sacks, 210 tackles and eight forced fumbles in 293 games.

Johnson, who has run the 40 in 4.36 seconds, gives Seattle insurance if it loses speedy wide receiver Paul Richardson in free agency.

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