Michael Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chance the Rapper Inspires Michael Bennett to Donate His 2017 Endorsement Money: 'The System Is Failing Our Kids'

    Complex "Just two days after Chance the Rapper announced that he would be donating $1 million to the Chicago Public School system, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett made a similar move by saying he'd donate all his 2017 endorsement money to "rebuild minority communities through s.t.e.a.m..." March 10

  • Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett Speaks on Kaepernick, Trump, And Why He Didn’t Go to Israel

    Complex "Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett drew attention earlier this month when he backed out of a trip with fellow NFL players to Israel. The trip was sponsored by the Israeli government. "One of my heroes has always been Muhammad Ali," Bennett wrote at the time. "I know that Ali always stood..." February 25

  • Michael Bennett calls off Israel trip, accuses Israeli government of using him

    Seattle Times "Seahawk defensive end Michael Bennett, who was scheduled to be one of 11 NFL players to visit Israel next week as part of a goodwill tour sponsored by the Israeli government, has decided not to make the trip, apparently over concerns that his involvement would be construed as approving the..." February 11

  • Michael Bennett fires expletive-laden rant at reporter, calmed by Richard Sherman

    CBS Sports "The Seahawks' season ended ingloriously Saturday, thanks in large part to the runaway Matt Ryan for MVP train. When it was over, Ryan was 26 of 37 for 338 yards with three touchdowns and no turnovers in the 36-20 victory. Ryan was sacked three times, but for most of the afternoon, had plenty of..." January 15

  • Michael Bennett negotiations “difficult,” but he’s happy

    Pro Football Talk "It took a while, but Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett finally has a new contract, a three-year extension that will pay him $19 million over the next 14 months. He commemorated the occasion with a press conference. “It’s pretty cool,” Bennett told reporters. “It’s good to be a part of an..." December 31

  • Seahawks ink Michael Bennett to 'lucrative' extension

    CBS Sports "The Seattle Seahawks defensive core is going to remain in place for a few more years as the Seahawks ensured their top defensive lineman, and arguably key to the defense, will remain with the team by signing Michael Bennett to a contract extension Friday. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La..." December 30

  • Michael Bennett on fine: ‘Two pumps gets you a baby. Three pumps gets you a fine’

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is one interesting character. When speaking publicly, he comes out with some sayings that none of us have ever heard before. Some make sense. Others really don’t. Bennett was back at it Wednesday discussing the sack dance from last week that got..." December 21

  • Seahawks' Carroll says Bennett 'OK' after suffering neck injury

    NFL.com "Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, in his third game back from knee surgery, was removed from Thursday night's game against the Rams in the fourth quarter because of a neck injury, coach Pete Carroll told reporters. He did not return in the Seahawks' 24-3 victory. The injury occurred..." December 16

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett expected to be back Sunday

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has missed each of the past five games with a hamstring injury. In the five games that Bennett has missed, Seattle is yielding an average of 20.6 points per outing. In the six games he suited up prior to that, this unit gave up an average of just two..." November 30

  • Rex Ryan thankful Bills won’t see Michael Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "The Seattle Seahawks will be without defensive end Michael Bennett f0r Monday night’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Bennett had surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles to repair a cartilage issue in his injured right knee. He is expected to miss 2-3 weeks while recovering from..." November 04

  • Seahawks, Michael Bennett Talking Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks are talking with Michael Bennett‘s representatives about an extension for the star defensive end, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter report that Bennett will miss the next 2-3 weeks due to a cartilage issue that will require..." October 30

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett to undergo knee surgery, miss 2-3 weeks

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week to repair cartilage and is expected to be out two to three weeks, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Seahawks had already ruled out Bennett for Sunday's matchup against the New Orleans..." October 30

  • Michael Bennett ruled out, might need knee surgery

    NFL.com "Michael Bennett will watch Sunday's Seahawks game from the sideline. Seattle's Pro Bowl defensive lineman has been ruled out of the team's Week 8 tilt against the Saints because of the knee injury he suffered two weeks ago against the Falcons. In addition, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told..." October 28

  • Carroll says Michael Bennett’s knee OK, he should play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Monday that tests on defensive end Michael Bennett’s knee showed no real damage and that he expects Bennett to be OK. Bennett was angry, to say the least, after taking a low block on the knee from Falcons tackle Jake Matthews during the third quarter..." October 17

  • Seahawks’ Michael Bennett irate about ‘scary’ cut block from Falcons’ Jake Matthews

    Seattle Times "The initial worry Michael Bennett had about suffering a major knee injury in the third quarter Sunday had turned instead to anger by the time the Seahawks finally pulled out a 26-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Bennett, Seattle’s standout defensive lineman, left the game with a knee injury..." October 17

  • Seahawks' Bennett labels Trump 'disgrace' after comments on women

    Tacoma News Tribune "RENTON Talk in the Seahawks’ locker room is not the same as the “locker-room talk” Donald Trump described during the most recent presidential debate. That’s what Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett and top wide receiver Doug Baldwin said Monday -- from inside Seattle’s locker room. They said..." October 11

  • 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

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