The Michael Bennett trade: Why the Patriots just fleeced the National Football League (again)

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Earlier Friday, Bennett appeared on NFL Network, knowing his time with the Eagles would soon be over. He would've led the team in sacks if he was on New England's roster in 2018.

Bennett is due $7.2 million this upcoming season.

Last week, after Jason Witten announced he was coming out of retirement, Martellus Bennett took to Twitter to joke about returning the field.

It reportedly led to a sprained shoulder for the woman, and saw Bennett charged with injury of the elderly. It's a felony charge, though, and it's pretty clear that Houston authorities have no intentions of backing off.

Barring yet another postponement (which would be the eighth), Bennett is scheduled to appear in court on March 27.

The Bennett brothers also played together in college for three seasons at Texas A&M. Historically, the Patriots aren't quick to give out expensive long-term contracts to even the elite players they have. From New York he made the jump to Chicago, where he spent three years with the Bears and earned a Pro Bowl spot in 2014. Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers, who ended his 2018 season with 11 sacks, 16 hits, and 51 hurries.

The 6-foot-2, 265-pound Flowers has proven to be a versatile chess piece along the line of scrimmage in the Patriots' multiple scheme, aligning everywhere from outside the tackle to over the center. With him aging and the Eagles needing more help, cap space was the best move for the team. But at the same time, I know it' a business and you want to be able to make money whenever you get the opportunities to. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries.