Patriots reportedly made better offer than Eagles for Michael Bennett

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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.

The Patriots ended up releasing Martellus Bennett later Wednesday, and with the Eagles’ salary cap situation, he has virtually no chance to end up in Philadelphia.

31 responses to “Patriots reportedly made better offer than Eagles for Michael Bennett

  1. Seattle already had an agreement in place with Philly. New England has shown no integrity whatsoever in their business dealings (cough…McDaniels…cough), so they were probably surprised Schneider turned them down. Bottom line: some people respect a handshake agreement.

  2. this race baiter no thanks thank God he went to philthy….enjoy your 1 year dynasty like sesttles philthy….patriots are only true dynasty of the 2000’s and on

  3. I don’t buy this for one second.

    1. Most teams try to trade a player out of conference to begin with, so if an AFC team offered a similar or lesser deal to an NFC team they’re more inclined to take it because the odds of having to see said player in a high stakes game are far less.

    2. Draft picks are considered gold in this league, especially with the depth in the mid rounds and the overall turnover rate of players. So to have a better pick is always going to be coveted over all else.

    3. The NFL can’t trade a player at all anyway. So to say they had a deadline, even an arbitrary one is ridiculous when we can’t finalize a deal till next week.

    4. This goes to the last point but there’s no such thing as too late unless the deal is made. If I’m selling a car and someone offers 500 for it, and ten minutes later another guy offers 1000 I’m not going to say no. As a GM you should constantly be working the phones and trying for the best deal possible, regardless of feelings.

    So no I think this is false in every way, and just another piece of hearsay. And this is coming from a fan of neither of these teams but just has a little common sense to say that if this is true then Seattle’s GM is the worst in the NFL, which we know is not the case.

  4. If the agreement was made then sticking with it, and not taking the better deal with another team will pay off down the road. Other teams will respect the Seahawks’ word and good faith negotiations.

    Good old school move.

  5. aarons444 says:
    March 8, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Pete gets it.

    Who would ever deal with the Patriots in good faith?

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    Plenty of teams have.

  6. That low character franchise in NE will sign any scumbag that comes down the pike. I’m still embarrassed for the Eagles. They know better than this. And they certainly don’t need him.

  7. I’m sure he didn’t want to play for the Patriots either since it would have been awkward seeing Gronk again after that SB incident.

  8. I find it interesting Bill would be seeking Micheal…after all, he did blow it for the Hawks by garnering an offside in final seconds of SB game against none other than the Pats. Lack of composure…
    Maybe Martellus told Bill, Micheal would reform…the guy was a bit of a hothead.
    One thing I do know, is the Pats D need a spark. They used to have some mean D guys, ready to play smash mouth FB.

  9. Bill Belichik Pre Brady: 41-55 – and fired
    Bill Belichik with Brady: 200-62
    Tom Brady made Belichick
    Nothing under BB is legit for the Pats either way….congressional probe, destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice etc etc.

  10. As Josh McDaniels proved, a Patriot’s word is no good.

  11. dynastypolice says:
    March 8, 2018 at 11:14 pm
    Bill Belichik Pre Brady: 41-55 – and fired
    Bill Belichik with Brady: 200-62
    Tom Brady made Belichick

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    Sounds like an endosement for Brady being the GOAT

  12. The Patriots waited too long. The Eagles had impeccable timing. Like the Super Bowl all over again…

  13. Brady is MSOAT (Most Successful Of All Time). That is indisputable. He is not GOAT in my opinion.

    And I doubt the Pats were all that serious about Bennett. I’m sure they know they need a lot of help elsewhere on that side of the football. They have 1 average linebacker and 1 very good corner and are void of good talent everywhere else. As we all saw a month ago.

  14. campcouch says:
    March 8, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    If the Eagles don’t win a title again this upcoming season then all of this is meaningless.
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    So by your theory all the moves NE made last year were meaningless?

  15. joker65 says:
    March 9, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    dynastypolice says:
    March 8, 2018 at 11:14 pm
    Bill Belichik Pre Brady: 41-55 – and fired
    Bill Belichik with Brady: 200-62
    Tom Brady made Belichick
    Nothing under BB is legit for the Pats either way….congressional probe, destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice etc etc.

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    Sounds like an endosement for Brady being the GOAT
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    True – if the titles were legit – see above

  16. @tb12x4 says:

    this race baiter no thanks thank God he went to philthy….enjoy your 1 year dynasty like sesttles philthy….patriots are only true dynasty of the 2000’s and on
    ==========================================
    You should refrain from posting while you have your milk and cookies. What exactly is “sesttles philthy”? An NE fan, perhaps resident trying to speak race. Of all people…know your history.

  17. Bill Belichik Pre Brady: 41-55 – and fired
    Bill Belichik with Brady: 200-62
    Tom Brady made Belichick
    Nothing under BB is legit for the Pats either way….congressional probe, destruction of evidence, obstruction of justice etc etc.

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