The Patriots made the Seahawks a better offer for Michael Bennett than the Eagles did, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Rapoport did not report what the Patriots’ offer was, only that it was “better draft-pick compensation.”
Seattle will receive a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson in return for the defensive end.
Rapoport said the Patriots made their offer too late, and Seattle declined to renege on the agreed-to-and-almost-completed trade.
Martellus and Michael Bennett were hoping to play together, something they haven’t done since college at Texas A&M. Martellus was willing to take less money to stay if the Patriots traded for his brother, per Rapoport.