Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
2 months ago

Bennett was kicked out of Thursday's practice for butting heads with teammates, Sports Illustrated reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett is known as a fierce competitor, and his emotions got the better of him Thursday, as he continuously jawed and mixed it up with offensive players during the latter portion of practice. Bennett will almost certainly not face any kind of significant punishment for his behavior, as he is one of the more valuable players on Seattle's defense. The skirmishes Bennett got involved in were most likely just a result of fierce competition, which is often encouraged during training camp, although not to the extent of disrupting practice.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
2 months ago

Bennett reported to training camp Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Bennett is still seeking a new contract with the team this is obviously cause for optimism. The 30-year-old veteran started all 16 games for the Seahawks last season, and recorded ten sacks while forcing two fumbles.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
2 months ago3 Comments

Bennett's agent will meet with the Seahawks early this week to discuss his desire for a new contract, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett still has two years remaining on his current deal, but is glaringly underpaid, as his respective upcoming base salaries are for just $4 million and $6 million, and are not guaranteed. Coming off a career-high 52 tackles and 10 sacks, the 30-year-old Bennett is one of the league's most disruptive defensive lineman, and is reportedly seeking a multi-year extension with money in the range of the top six or seven players at his position. After their contract saga with safety Kam Chancellor last year, the Seahawks are well aware of the risk of alienating one of their best players, so it should be interesting to track the developments in Bennett's contract pursuit.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
9 months ago

Bennett (toe) is active for Sunday's game in Arizona, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett is ending the season on a strong note, accumulating three sacks among 14 tackles over the last four outings. However, he'll have his work cut out for him against a Cardinals offensive line that has yielded just 25 sacks this season.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
9 months ago

Bennett (not injury related) is active Sunday against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett didn't see the practice field for the first two days of the week, but returned to log a full session Friday. He racked up four combined tackles and a sack Week 13 despite logging just 40 snaps, and will presumably resume his starting defensive end role Sunday afternoon.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
10 months ago

Bennett (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game at Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett, who has 36 total tackles and 6.5 sacks through 11 games this year, will be looking to add to his numbers against the Vikings.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
2 years ago

The Seahawks have denied any knowledge of Bennett wanting a trade, ESPN's Terry Blount reports.

A Tuesday afternoon report from Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says that Bennett wants to be traded to the Falcons. The situation is still worth keeping an eye on, as it's possible Bennett wants to be traded but hasn't explicitly asked anything of the team. New Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was Bennett's defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. The defensive end signed a four-year, $32 million contract last March, and the report also says that he wants a new contract.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
3 years ago

Seahawks re-signed DE Michael Bennett to a four-year, $34 million contract, including $16 million guaranteed.

He chose to stay with the Super Bowl champs over the Bears, who were reportedly offering more money. Bennett, 28, "started" only three games in 2013 with Seattle, but racked up 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble while playing both defensive end and tackle, primarily operating as a sub-package pass rusher. He's not an every-down player, but the Seahawks are big believers in "wave" rotations up front, and Bennett's versatility is critical in their philosophy. The Bears may now attempt to make a late run at free agents Michael Johnson and Lamarr Houston, the top remaining available defensive ends.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
3 years ago

The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears are believed to be offering free agent DE Michael Bennett $8.5 million annually, while the Seahawks' proposal is worth $8 million a year.

Adam Schefter's report that Bennett is leaning toward staying in Seattle suggests he's also leaning toward taking a small hometown discount. We're still not dismissing the Bears' chances of landing Bennett, but they may have to go to $9 million per year to land him. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport recently stated on Twitter, however, that Chicago has already begun turning its focus elsewhere.

Michael Bennett
DL SEA (5)
3 years ago

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks have "emerged as the favorite" to land free agent DL Michael Bennett.

This would be bad news for the Bears, who've targeted Bennett as their top priority in free agency. Seattle has made several cap moves -- releasing Sidney Rice and Red Bryant -- ostensibly aimed at keeping Bennett off the market. The sides have until 4PM ET on Tuesday to negotiate exclusively, before Bennett can sign elsewhere. We're still not ruling out Bennett landing in Chicago.