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Free agent DE Michael Bennett has announced his retirement from the NFL.
Bennett played 11 seasons in the NFL with the Buccaneers, Seahawks, Eagles, Patriots and Cowboys. “Football means so much to me,” said Bennett. "I love the rush of walking into the stadium, the thrill of action, and even the pain. I love the “safe haven” that the game can provide, and especially loves the brotherhood of a team." The 34-year-old finishes his career with 69.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one touchdown across 156 games.
Michael Bennett ended Thursday’s loss to the Bears with four tackles (two solo) and one sack.
Bennett has 19 tackles and four sacks since joining the Cowboys earlier this season. He should be left on waivers in most leagues.
Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett has been traded to the Dallas Cowboys for a 7th-round pick that can become a 6th-round pick, according to a report from Adam Schefter.
Bennett is a talented pass-rushing defensive end, but he is coming off of a one-game suspension in New England and is now headed to his fourth team in less than four years. He should provide a boost to an already talented defensive front in Dallas, provided he can stay on his best behavior.
The Eagles and Patriots agreed to a deal Friday that will send defensive end Michael Bennett to New England. Philadelphia will receive a 2020 fifth round pick for Bennett and a 2020 seventh.
According to reports in recent days, Bennett has been looking for a raise. It’s not yet known if he will be receiving that from New England. Bennett, who is coming off a nine sack season with the Eagles, could serve as a replacement for Trey Flowers who appears likely to leave New England in free agency this month.
Michael Bennett records one solo tackle, one assisted tackle, one tackle for loss, and one sack in the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 7 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Bennett has been a huge disappointment this season, and one sack isn't going to change that. But if Bennett starts to heat up, everyone in the NFL knows what he can do.