The need for the New York Giants to invest in their offensive line might have been ratcheted up a notch or two on Wednesday.
That’s because the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks executed a somewhat complicated trade, the bottom line of which sees DE/DT Michael Bennett moved Philly.
The #Eagles had a deal with the #Seahawks yesterday morning for DL Michael Bennett. Then a third team jumped in and the deal stalled. Last night, it became clear it was happening, though Philly officials were still researching. Now it’s happened.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2018
This move comes on the heels of rumors that the cash-strapped Eagles could be moving on from DE Vinny Curry, who carries an $11 million cap figure (per overthecap) this year.
Rumors that he will be cut were forestalled by news that the team was attempting to rework his contract or find a trade partner for him.
Bennett (who carries a $6.65 million cap figure) is three years older than Curry, but was a much more productive player for the Seahawks, playing nearly twice as many snaps, and racking up 8.5 sacks to Curry’s three.
Giants GM Dave Gettleman committed the team to finding “Hog Mollies” to rebuild the offensive line. It seems that he has his work cut out for him in building a unit to keep Eli Manning upright in the NFC East.
This is the second move of the day that effects the Giants, as they acquired Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams in a trade.
It might not be the last.
For better or worse, one executive tells me there are about to be an onslaught of trades, including ones with marquee players. Bennett just the beginning. Buckle up! https://t.co/bRQP6Jjih3— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 7, 2018