Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett said Sunday that he "probably won't be [with Seattle] next year" following the Seahawks' 26-24 loss to the Cardinals in the season finale, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After inking a three-year, $29.5 million contract extension with the Seahawks last December, Bennett more or less met expectations in the first season of the new deal, as he suited up for all 16 games in 2017 and compiled 40 stops (25 solo) and 8.5 sacks. The 32-year-old defensive end played through a torn plantar fascia in his foot and a swollen knee during the season, which may have prevented him from mounting even better numbers. Despite the fact he's still productive in the latter half of his career, Bennett's high salary number could make it difficult for the Seahawks to retain him with cap flexibility a priority for the team.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett had four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 21-12 victory over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

The sack brings Bennett's season total to 8.5, and is his first one since Week 12 against the 49ers. The veteran defensive end has had a quiet second half of the season, registering only 18 tackles (11 solo) and two sacks in eight games.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett was a full practice participant Friday after sitting out earlier in the week. The Seahawks were likely expressing caution with their veteran defensive end, who looks to be ready to play Week 16.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett (knee) won't practice Wednesday but is still expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett is experiencing swelling in his knee and his practice reps are simply being scaled back to keep him fresh for Sunday's game.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett was a full participant at Friday's practice after failing to participant earlier in the week due to a knee injury, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett was likely held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday as a precaution with what appears to have been a minor knee issue, but he'll be good to go in Week 14 against the Jaguars. He's notched just one sack in the Seahawks' past four games, so he'll look to get back on track in Jacksonville.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett had four tackles (three solo) and a sack Sunday against the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett has now climbed to 7.5 sacks this season, but he averages less than three tackles per game. With a Sunday night matchup against Philly on the horizon, Bennett will have his work cut out for him versus QB Carson Wentz, who has been sacked just twice in his last three games.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett had one assisted tackle and a sack in Sunday's loss the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett increased his season sack total to 6.5, but was otherwise quiet against a patchwork Redskins' offensive line. The 31-year-old played 58 of 63 defensive snaps and didn't appear to aggravate his lingering foot injury, although he will likely see limited practice reps again this week.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett recorded six tackles (four solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett spent the week leading up to Sunday's win dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but the defensive end didn't appear to be slowed down from the injury. Bennett's season sack total is now at 5.5 -- as the veteran is on pace to set a new career-high.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett (foot) was a full practice participant Friday and won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Texans, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was reported earlier this week that Bennett is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, and he sat out practice until Friday's session. The 31-year-old did not record a tackle in Sunday's win over the Giants, and will look to bounce back against Deshaun Watson and the Texans, despite the injury.

Michael Bennett
DE DAL (8)
2 years ago

Bennett is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

It isn't clear at this point if Bennett's injury -- which is described as a "pain-management issue" -- is a threat to his availability for Sunday's showdown with the Texans. While he was held out of practice Wednesday, Bennett could still make a return Thursday or Friday and still be cleared to play in time for Sunday's 4:05 PM EST kickoff. His effectiveness, though, could be compromised even if he does play. After all, he played 52 defensive snaps during last week's game against the Giants but failed to log a tackle or any other counting stat.