Bennett played in 16 games (10 starts) last season with the Eagles. He had 34 total tackles, 9.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection is scheduled to earn a base salary of $6.2 million in the 2019 season with a $1 million roster bonus.
Bennett signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2009. The Seahawks waived him the same year, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claiming him two days later. He spent four seasons with the Bucs before re-joining the Seahawks for a second time in 2013.
Bennett played five additional seasons in Seattle before spending one year with the Eagles. In his 10-year NFL career, he has 327 total tackles and 63.0 sacks.
Sources told ESPN that Martellus Bennett is interested in coming out of retirement and joining Michael Bennett with the Patriots, barring any setback with the trade.
Martellus Bennett played 10 seasons in the league before retiring after New England released him last March. He has 433 receptions for 4,573 yards and 30 touchdowns in his career. The Bennett brothers have never played on the same team together in the NFL.