Michael Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michael Bennett says Marshawn Lynch “should be paid”

    Seattle Times "So far, Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch — who is thinking of staging a holdout of mini-camp in an attempt to get more money from the Seahawks — is getting only support from his teammates. Center Max Unger said last week that as long as Lynch performs on Sundays, whatever Lynch does is fine..." June 17

  • Seahawks agree to four-year deal with Michael Bennett

    CBSSports.com "A year after finding a soft free-agent market -- and parlaying a one-year deal into a Super Bowl ring -- Michael Bennett is finally getting paid. The Seahawks defensive end get his cake and eat it too, agreeing to a four-year deal with Seattle that will pay him $32 million. The Seahawks..." March 11

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    Brad Biggs @BradBiggs

    One source says #Bears offering $8.5 million per year for Michael Bennett and #Seahawks at $8 million annually. That is word around league.

  • 49ers could make a run at Michael Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "The NFC West arms race could get very interesting this year. Last month, it was reported that the Seahawks will re-sign defensive end Michael Bennett. They haven’t. As of tomorrow, he officially can negotiate with other teams. The negotiations already are occurring, discreetly and..." March 08

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Seattle DE Michael Bennett will be testing the free agent market and will not be re-signing with the Seahawks before March 11th, per source.

  • No tag for Michael Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "As we move closer to the annual deadline for applying the franchise tag, here’s another guy who won’t be restricted with the kind of restriction we’d all like — a guaranteed eight-figure payday. Per a league source, the Seahawks won’t be applying the franchise tag to defensive end Michael..." March 03

  • Michael Bennett on hometown discounts: This is not Costco, this is real life

    Pro Football Talk "Since winning the Super Bowl, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett’s attention has turned toward his impending free agency. Bennett has said that he would like to return to the Seahawks, who he joined on a one-year, $5 million deal last offseason. He’s also made it clear that such a contract..." February 12

  • Michael Bennett “100 percent” wants to stay in Seattle

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, the Seahawks signed defensive lineman Michael Bennett to a bargain-basement, one-year, $5 million deal. This year, it won’t be as cheap to keep Bennett around. But he wants to stay. Per our own Curtis Crabtree, who covers the team for KJR radio, Bennett said Wednesday negotiations..." February 06

  • Nothing imminent for Seahawks, Michael Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, the Seahawks would like to re-sign defensive end Michael Bennett. No, it’s not happening soon. Per a league source with nothing of the situation, a new deal between the Seahawks and Bennett is not imminent. Earlier this afternoon, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the Seahawks..." February 02

  • Michael Bennett’s sack dance may not be ready for prime time

    Pro Football Talk "When the Seahawks take on the Broncos in New Jersey eight days from now, Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett possibly will sack Peyton Manning. If Bennett, who has 10 total sacks in the 2013 regular season and postseason, can get to Manning, Bennett likely will break out a sack dance that may..." January 26

  • Unlike bro Martellus, Seahawks’ Michael Bennett does job quietly

    New York Post "Michael Bennett looks like his younger brother, sounds like his younger brother and excels in the NFL just like his younger brother. Just don’t expect the Seahawks’ veteran defensive lineman to promote himself like Martellus Bennett, the flamboyant former Giants tight end who even gave himself..." January 25

  • Michael Bennett calls Jimmy Graham 'soft,' 'overrated'

    SB Nation "Before Saturday's Divisional round game, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham did a little school yard jawing with some players from the Seahawks. He knocked off someone's chapeau, but it never lived up to the scrape Twitter made it out to be. However, Graham gave the kids at home a good lesson about..." January 12

  • Michael Bennett fined $15,570 for personal foul in Atlanta game

    Seattle Times "Friday is the day when the NFL fines for games the previous weekend are officially revealed. Two this week occurred in Sunday’s Seattle-Atlanta game. Seattle’s Michael Bennett was fined $15,570 for his hit at the legs of Atlanta QB Matt Ryan, a play on which he also received a personal..." November 15

  • Seahawks Michael Bennett taken to hospital with back injury

    NFL.com "Two key defensive players were knocked out of Seattle's visit to Houston on Sunday. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was taken off the field on a stretcher during the game against the Texans after suffering a lower back injury late in the second quarter. Bennett was hit awkwardly in..." September 29

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    Adam Schefter @

    Seahaws DE Michael Bennett, who left Tampa for Seattle, was diagnosed with torn rotator cuff. Injury why Bennett got a 1-yr deal in SEA.

  • Michael Bennett thanks Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he tests free-agency

    Tampa Tribune "Michael Bennett knows his chance to make tens of millions of dollars playing defensive end in the NFL was not borne solely out of God-given talent, hard work and dedication. He realizes it was also borne, at least in part, out of an opportunity the Bucs gave him when he was on the street..." March 11

  • Franchise tag for Buccaneers a "toss-up" between Trueblood and Bennett

    Bucs Nation "I'm sorry. It appears I can't stop laughing. Mostly because this is what Mike Florio wrote over at Pro Football Talk. The Bucs plans to spend on keeping their own guys. When it comes to using the tag, it's a toss-up between tackle Jeremy Trueblood and defensive end Michael Bennett, or..." February 18

  • New York Giants' rumors: Martellus Bennett to Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    Big Blue View "Could brothers Martellus Bennett and Michael Bennett join forces for the 2013 NFL season? If they do, that could be bad news for the New York Giants. Both players are unrestricted free agents, and Tampa Tribune Bucs reporter Roy Cummings recently opined that he expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,..." February 10