Chizzang wrote:Eagles trade Bennett to Patriots..?
Man that cap situation must be worse than I thought ?
Bennett starts collecting Social Security this year! He was pretty good on the third of the snaps be played last year though.
As far as cap, the Eagles are clearing space for either extending Wentz, if he can get through a whole season, or on their next QB. Neither will be cheap. Plus picks and FA's.
Currently, the Eagles are $28.5M under
their 2019 cap after getting rid of Bennett's $7.2M salary and adding back $570K for current #51 salary on the roster. Their rollover for 2018 is expected to be $6M, so they're probably going to end up approaching $34.5M under the cap going into free agency and the draft. Not bad for a team that was $15M over
the cap going into the offseason. Howie worked his magic. Figure $5-7M getting the draft class signed and you still have close to $30M for free agents.
And this is all before decisions are made on Agholor or Peters, which could free up another $19M this year.
Expect an elite RB, a rusher, and an inside LB to be picked up in FA.