Michael Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michael Bennett: 49ers should start Kaepernick, Gabbert isn't a challenge

    Seattle Times "Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett stopped and talked with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the field after Sunday’s 37-18 win against the 49ers. Their conversation? “I just talked about him getting a chance to play again,” Bennett said. “I think he’s a great quarterback. I..." September 26

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett on NFL's National Anthem Protests: 'You Need a White Guy to Join the Fight'

    Seattle Times "It started with Colin Kaepernick, then Eric Reid, then Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane. It continued with Brandon Marshall, who took a knee before the season opener, just like four Dolphins did Sept. 11. Robert Quinn and Marcus Peters have raised fists, as have Devin McCourty and Martellus..." September 23

  • Doug Baldwin takes issue with Michael Bennett’s contract stance

    Sportsnaut "The Seattle Seahawks have been a feisty bunch during training camp and the preseason. Michael Bennett has been involved in multiple on-field fights. Meanwhile, best buddies Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin just went at it during practice this week. Whether this tells us anything about the..." August 24

  • Michael Bennett kicked out of another Seahawks practice

    Seattle Times "Asked a couple of weeks ago if he knew yet how to best straddle playing football with passion versus crossing over the line, Michael Bennett said he didn’t know, and wasn’t sure if he ever will. “I don’t know where that line is yet,’’ Bennett said then, which came after he had been ejected from..." August 22

  • Michael Bennett starting book club for Seahawks players

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks veteran defensive end Michael Bennett is using his influence to start a book club for the players on the squad. “Try to get a book and try to have a good conversation about it,” Bennett said, per Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “Read a couple chapters and just go through it. ‘What’s..." August 17

  • Seahawks' Bennett on practice ejection: 'It's cool with me'

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett remains unfazed after being ejected from Thursday's practice by head coach Pete Carroll. Bennett was kicked out of the session after fighting with the team's offensive linemen, and was escorted to the locker room by defensive end Cliff..." August 06

  • Michael Bennett gets tossed out of Seahawks practice

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett spent the final part of Thursday's practice on the sideline after being thrown out by head coach Pete Carroll. The offensive and defensive lines have been mixing it up often through the first five training camp practices. During a team drill, in..." August 05

  • Michael Bennett calls Cam Newton to apologize for “taking the dollars” comment

    Pro Football Talk "When Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett made his call to action to NFL players, the one he seemed to single out by name for not being vocal enough was Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. But Bennett has since made another call. A source close to the situation tells PFT that Bennett has..." August 01

  • Seahawks' Bennett urges NFL players to speak out on social issues

    NFL.com "Wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt after Saturday's practice, Michael Bennett was critical of fellow NFL players who he believes have remained silent on social issues. The popular Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman singled out some of the league's highest profile players for not being more..." July 31

  • Seahawks to meet with Michael Bennett's agent about a new deal

    ESPN "The Seattle Seahawks will meet with Michael Bennett's agent, Doug Hendrickson, early this week to discuss his desire for a new deal, a source tells ESPN's Josina Anderson. Per Anderson, Bennett is looking for a two- to three-year extension with new money in the range of the top six or seven..." July 26

  • Michael Bennett to Seahawks: Pay me or 'get rid of me'

    Yardbarker "Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is still unhappy with his contract, and he’d like the team to do something about it one way or another. Bennett told Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post that he’s tired of being underpaid and wants the Seahawks to pay up — and if they don’t..." July 24

  • Michael Bennett’s contract becomes more glaring

    Pro Football Talk "Even before the 2016 offseason, it was clear that Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had a grossly below-market deal. Now, with guys like Olivier Vernon, Fletcher Cox, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Von Miller signing huge new contracts, it’s even more obvious. “I just want to be fairly..." July 21

  • Michael Bennett hosts free camp, rips Steph Curry for charging $2,000

    Khon 2 "Michael Bennett takes living aloha to a different level. The Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl MVP defensive end has spent much of his four years living on Oahu to donating his time and wealth to his new community. “That comes from my mom and dad growing up in the community and always giving back,”..." July 08

  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett says he's more focused on Donald Trump than contracts

    USA Today "Like it does for almost the rest of the country, the reality television that is American politics captivates Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. So when news broke yesterday that the Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who played defensive end last season, to a..." June 15

  • Seahawk Michael Bennett: Winning another Super Bowl more important than contract issues this off-season

    Seattle Times "A year ago at this time, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett was contemplating a training camp holdout in search of a new contract. Now, with his contract situation the same but after a season in which he added only more evidence to back up his contention that he has outplayed the..." May 22

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett 'feeling really defensive MVP-ish'

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is coming off a career season in which he notched 10 sacks and earned his first Pro Bowl berth. In 2016, he's setting his sights even higher. "I'm feeling really defensive MVP-ish right now, the way I've been training, the way that my body..." May 21

  • Seahawks' Bennett rips Bradford

    TSN "Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett and Sam Bradford have something in common. They would each like their current situations with their teams to be improved, in one way or another. But Bennett said Bradford went about his complaints the wrong way. "I listened to Sam Bradford again. I just..." May 20

  • Ex-teammate Michael Bennett thinks Marshawn Lynch is retired "for right now."

    Seattle Times "Seahawk defensive lineman Michael Bennett continued his run of media appearances this week promoting events for his foundation this weekend with a stint on The Rich Eisen Show Thursday. It was predictably entertaining as Bennett touched on the future of the Seahawks, his own future with the..." May 20

  • Seahawks GM: Michael Bennett not 'fine' with current deal

    NFL.com "Michael Bennett still wants a pay raise. The Seattle Seahawks pass rusher is currently sitting out voluntary workouts in hopes the team will re-do his contract. General manager John Schneider told Pro Football Talk on Wednesday he doesn't get the sense Bennett is happy with the four-year, $32..." May 12