According to ESPN.com and NFL.com, the Eagles acquired defensive end Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft from Seattle Wednesday in exchange for wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick. No trades can be official until the start of the league year next week.
It's unclear what exactly the Eagles will do with Curry, though. His release will save New England about $6 million in salary-cap space.
In any case, a chunk of Curry's salary becomes fully guaranteed by March 18, so expect movement before then.
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz also appeared excited about Bennett's arrival. Between the Eagles' offensive and defensive lines, their drills in practice might be higher quality than some teams' entire actual games.
There are still moving pieces here.
The Eagles' defensive line has repeatedly been alluded to as the team's most brazen strength.
The 11-year veteran is scheduled to make $4 million in 2018. The Eagles already have $10.6 million committed to Zach Ertz in 2018 - and more than $28 million from 2019-2021 - which makes it almost impossible for them to keep Burton unless he's willing to give up several million to stay in a backup role.
In 2017, Bennett had 8.5 sacks to Curry's three.
Bennett is a good player, but he's also been one of the most overrated defensive players in the league over the last few years.
His acvisitim aims could jive with an Eagles team that includes several figures prominent in their community. But even so, Bennett will join an edge rushing unit stacked with names such as Graham, Barnett, Chris Long, and Steven Means.
Seahawks players (l to r) Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, and Frank Clark sit during the playing of the national anthem before Seattle's game versus the Indianapolis Colts at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, Oct.