Michael Bennett is headed to a new NFC team.
Johnson, 23, a 6-1, 204-pound undrafted free agent from University of Texas, played in 10 games for the Eagles last season, catching five passes for 45 yards.
While NFL free agency doesn't begin until next week, a major trade went down Wednesday in the NFL.
An NFL Network report, based on a series of tweets, surfaced that the Eagles, needing to trim salary to be compliant with the expected cap number, are discussing options on the future of defensive end Vinny Curry.
The Eagles' defensive line has repeatedly been alluded to as the team's most brazen strength.
Last year, Graham and Cox lined up on the inside of the defensive line in that setup. Not this team. Winning the franchise's first Super Bowl was a tremendous accomplishment, but it's clear the Eagles aren't content with just one ring.
The Eagles weren't supposed to get better this offseason. Frank Clark racked up nine sacks and 32 tackles in 2017.
This trade does mean that the Eagles could be moving another lineman, though.
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.
The Patriots now employ Bennett's brother, tight end Martellus Bennett, who is set to earn a $2 million roster bonus next Wednesday and could be released.
Bennett has a book, co-written with Dave Zirin of The Nation, coming out April 3, called, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable. Bennett, though, has never been a part of the Players Coalition, a nonprofit group meant to organize National Football League players hoping to push for change in the criminal justice system co-founded by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins. Only two players, Houston's J.J. Watt and Cincinnati's Carlos Dunlap, have more quarterback hits than Bennett over the past five seasons.