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What's better for Eagles: Cap space or Michael Bennett?

The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly traded defensive end Michael Bennett to the New England Patriots for draft picks. Bennett, who wanted a larger raise, will be off Philly's book, which will help the team as they prepare for free agency. Still, Some feel that Bennett could still contribute enough on defense to warrant a bigger contract and shipping him to the Super Bowl champs has caused an uproar with many fans. What do you think? 🏈

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Michael Bennett was seeking a raise after notching nine sacks for the Eagles last season. With the team trying to shed money, there was no way they were going to keep him. Trading him to get something in return makes the most sense.

Even without the raise, Bennett was expected to count $7.2 million towards the cap in 2019. With him aging and the Eagles needing more help, cap space was the best move for the team.

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What are the Eagles doing?! They're trading a player who is still productive. The kind of player they would be pursuing in free agency anyway. They should have kept him around.

Bennett earned a raise and Philadelphia should have rewarded him. Not only is the team parting with a Pro Bowl level football player, but it is also trading him to the Super Bowl winning Patriots. Who wants to help the rich get richer?

The Eagles should have kept Bennett.

FINAL RESULTS
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What's better for Eagles: Cap space or Michael Bennett?
A festive crown for the winner
#CapSpaceFTW
#EaglesNeedBennett