Report: Patriots finalizing trade to acquire Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - The New England Patriots are reportedly finalizing a trade to acquire a talented pass rusher from the Philadelphia Eagles.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Patriots are trading for 33-year-old Michael Bennett, who has tallied 63 sacks in 10 NFL seasons.

New England is expected to send a 2020 fifth-round draft pick to Philadelphia in exchange for Bennett, according to Schefter.

Bennett, a product of Texas A&M, won a Super Bowl as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

The trade news comes after the Patriots opted not to place their franchise tag on free agent defensive end Trey Flowers.

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