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Height/Weight: 6-4/274 | Birthdate: 11/13/1985 | Birthplace: Avondale, LA, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Texas A&M | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 27/12
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Six Seahawks probables cleared for Week 12 action


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Six Seahawks players listed as probable for Week 12's matchup with the Cardinals are active, including running back Marshawn Lynch (back), guard J.R. Sweezy (thigh), linebackers Bobby Wagner (toe) and Brock Coyle (glute), cornerback Byron Maxwell (calf) and defensive end Michael Bennett (not injury related).

Luke Willson, Jeremy Lane good to go Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Seahawks tight end Luke Willson and corner Jeremy Lane are both active Week 11 against the Chiefs.

Willson and Lane both came into the contest listed as questionable. Willson is dealing with an ankle injury. Lane has a groin injury. 

The team will also have all their probable players. Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor, Cooper Helfet and Malcolm Smith will all be available for the game. 


Chancellor, Malcolm Smith among Seahawks probables Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The Seahawks have listed 11 players on its final injury report for Week 11 against the Chiefs. Bobby Wagner (toe) was the only player ruled out for Sunday. The team listed James Carpenter (ankle), Brock Coyle (glute) and Marcus Burley (hamstring) as doubtful.

Meanwhile, Marshawn Lynch (calf, rib), Jeremy Lane (groin) and Luke Willson (ankle) were deemed questionable. Kam Chancellor (groin), Michael Bennett (rest), Cooper Helfet (knee) and Malcolm Smith (groin) were all labeled probable.


Marshawn Lynch, Doug Baldwin will be active Week 10


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Seahawks offensive stars Marshawn Lynch and Doug Baldwin are active Week 10 against the Giants.

Both players came into the game listed as probable. Lynch is dealing with a calf injury. Baldwin has a groin issue. The team will also have Michael Bennett, Jordan Hill, Russell Okung, O'Brien Schofield and Max Unger. All five players were also listed as probable coming into the contest.

Marcus Burley and Byron Maxwell should play as well. They were both listed as questionable. Burley is dealing with a hamstring injury, Maxwell has a calf issue. 

Guard Stephen Schilling is the only doubtful player who is active for the game.


Seahawks unveil lengthy injury list for Week 10


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) The Seahawks have ruled out Zach Miller (ankle) and Bobby Wagner (toe) for Week 10 against the Giants. James Carpenter (ankle), Stephen Schilling (knee), Kam Chancellor (groin) and Malcolm Smith (groin) all missed practice Friday and were deemed doubtful for Sunday.

Marcus Burley (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice, while Byron Maxwell (calf) was a full participant Friday. Both were deemed questionable.

The following players were labeled probable: Russell Okung (calf), Doug Baldwin (groin), Max Unger (rest), O'Brien Schofield (head), Michael Bennett (toe), Marshawn Lynch (calf) and Jordan Hill (ankle).


Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman good to go for Seahawks


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and corner Richard Sherman are active Week 9 against the Raiders.

Both players came into the contest listed as probable, and were always expected to play. The team will also have Michael Bennett, James Carpenter, Tharold Simon and Bryan Walters. All four players were also listed as probable. 


Seahawks list six probables for Sunday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Six Seahawks have been deemed probable for the Sunday game against Oakland, including featured back Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) and standout cornerback Richard Sherman (back). The others are defensive end Michael Bennett (toe), guard James Carpenter (back), cornerback Tharold Simon (knee) and wideout Bryan Walters (concussion).

Seahawks to have their probables Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Seahawks will have their probable players Week 8 against the Panthers.

Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor, Marshawn Lynch, Tharold Simon, Robert Turbin, Kevin Williams and Luke Willson are all active for the contest. Bennett is dealing with a toe injury. Chancellor has an ankle issue. 


Seahawks injury report for Sunday designates seven as out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The lengthy injury report released by the Seahawks on Friday for the Sunday game at Carolina has only ruled-out players and probables.

There are no surprises in either designation. All those who are out did not practice this week. That group consists of fullback Derrick Coleman (foot), defensive tackle Jordan Hill (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell (calf), tight end Zach Miller (ankle), center Max Unger (foot), linebacker Bobby Wagner (toe) and wideout Bryan Walters (concussion).

The probables are defensive end Michael Bennett (toe), strong safety Kam Chancellor (ankle), cornerback Tharold Simon (ankle), running back Robert Turbin (shoulder) and tight end Luke Willson (groin).


Pete Carroll confident Seahawks will improve pass rush


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) The Seahawks have totaled just seven sacks through their first six games. Though, coach Pete Carroll remains confident in the defense, especially pass rushers Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, who have combined for no sacks in the last four games.

"These guys have rushed really hard and been very aggressive," Carroll said of his starting defensive ends, per ESPN. "I’ve looked at every one of their rushes and situations and I think we’re going to count on those guys to continue to do what they’re doing and try to help around them."

Carroll said the team will try to make changes to improve the pass rush.

"We’ve got to get Mike active inside and get him to be the disruptor that he can be," Carroll said, hinting they might use Bennett on more snaps as a defensive tackle. "We need to help him with some stuff there, some stuff scheme-wise we’ll tweak here and there. Those guys are bringing it. In my mind it’s going to happen and we’ll just keep working until it does because we know it’s there."


Seahawks list lengthy injury report for Week 7 against St. Louis


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Seahawks will be without the services of defensive tackle Jordan Hill (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell (calf), linebacker Bobby Wagner (toe), defensive end Cassius Marsh (foot), center Max Unger (foot) and tight end Zach Miller (ankle) in Week 7 at St. Louis. All six players were ruled out for Sunday's game.

Tight end Luke Willson (groin) was listed as questionable and is expected to be a game-time decision, coach Pete Carroll said.

Meanwhile, running back Marshawn Lynch (not injury related), offensive tackle Alvin Bailey (oblique), cornerback Tharold Simon (knee), defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (not injury related) and defensive end Michael Bennett (not injury related) were all ruled probable against the Rams.


Michael Bennett stays with Seahawks in four-year deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Seahawks re-signed defensive end Michael Bennett to a four-year, $34 million contract, reports Pro Football Talk. Bennett will receive $16 million guaranteed.

Bennett had 10 sacks in the regular season and playoffs last year for the Super Bowl champs. Seattle edged out the Bears to retain him.


Report: Seahawks offering Michael Bennett $8M annually


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Seahawks offered free agent defensive end Michael Bennett a four-year deal averaging $8 million annually, reports NFL Network. The Bears are believed to be offering $8.5 million per year.

Bennett played last season in Seattle on a one-year, $5 million deal.


Seahawks now favored to keep Michael Bennett


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Bears are making a strong bid to land free agent defensive end Michael Bennett, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks "have emerged as the favorites" to keep him. Bennett made a huge impact last season for the Super Bowl champs, getting 8.5 sacks in the regular season and 1.5 more in the postseason.

Michael Bennett wants to 'leave it suspenseful'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) As speculation increases that free agent defensive end Michael Bennett will sign with the Bears, Bennett gave no strong hints in an interview on NFL Network. "You've just got to stay tuned, man, like a suspenseful movie," he said. "I've got to leave it suspenseful right now."

Bennett's brother, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, continues to lobby for a family reunion in Chicago.

Michael Bennett had 8.5 sacks playing on a one-year deal with the Seahawks last season. His arrival in Chicago could clear the way for Julius Peppers' release.


Bears focused on Michael Bennett


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Bears are focused on landing defensive end Michael Bennett in free agency, reports the Chicago Tribune. He's the older brother of Bears tight end Martellus Bennett.

Michael Bennett recorded 8.5 sacks for the Seahawks last season and has said he'd like to return to Seattle. But the sides have not struck a deal, allowing Bennett to test the market.


Michael Bennett will test free agency


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/6/2014) Free agent defensive end Michael Bennett will not re-sign with the Seahawks before the start of free agency and will test the market, ESPN reported Thursday. Bennett spend 2013 with the Seahawks and was a crucial pass rusher for their defense en route to the Super Bowl. On the year he finished with 8.5 sacks in the regular season and another 1.5 sacks in the title game. He has 17.5 sacks in his last two seasons. 

Michael Bennett: Talks with Seahawks 'have been positive'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Impending free agent defensive end Michael Bennett told SiriusXM NFL Radio that his discussions with general manager John Schneider about staying with the Seahawks "have been positive."

"Pete [Carroll] expressed that he wanted me to be here and so did John, and they're going to do the best they can do to try to work out a deal," Bennett said. "And I look forward to that, get a chance to come back."

Bennett had 8.5 sacks in the regular season and 1.5 more in the playoffs. Per 710Sports.com, Bennett said the sides haven't exchanged contract numbers but that could happen any day now.


Michael Bennett won't get tagged


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) The Seahawks won't tag defensive end Michael Bennett, who will hit the open market, reports ProFootballTalk.com. Bennett had 8.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in his one season in Seattle.

Seahawks not likely to use franchise tag


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) The Seahawks haven't used their franchise tag since 2010, and they're not expected to use it this year either, reports the Seattle Times. Candidates would include wideout Golden Tate, defensive end Michael Bennett and kicker Steven Hauschka, but the paper notes the tag "would mean a significant raise, and likely more than they will command per season for a multiyear contract on the open market."

Michael Bennett won't take a discount


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/12/2014) Fresh off helping the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII, defensive end Michael Bennett says he won't give the team a "hometown discount" when discussing terms on a new contract. Bennett played on a one-year deal in 2013. 

"There is no such thing as discount," Bennett said on NFL Network. "This is not Costco, this is not Walmart, this is real life. ... [Y]ou don't give a discount on effort; you go out there and you give the best effort every day and you fight for your teammates, and you want to be compensated for the way that you perform and the kind of teammate you are."

Bennett had 8.5 sacks for Seattle, a year removed from having 9.0 sacks for the Buccaneers. 


Michael Bennett wants to be back with Seahawks '100 percent'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Free agent defensive end Michael Bennett made it clear he wants to return to the Seahawks after excelling on a one-year deal. "I want to be back here 100 percent. I love the team, I love my teammates,” Bennett told the Everett Herald. “Pete [Carroll] does a great job of letting us play, so I want to be a part of that. I know we can go back and win a Super Bowl again with all these guys. It’s a business, but I definitely want to be back.”

Bennett downplayed the notion of a family reunion in Chicago, where his brother Martellus Bennett plays tight end.

“That doesn’t matter much,” Michael Bennett said. “I know he wants me to come out there and get a chance to play with him, but I’m definitely a Seahawk and I definitely want to be here for the rest of my career.”


Two Seahawks defensive starters avoid surgery


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/6/2014) Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Michael Bennett appeared to have avoided surgery for injuries incurred during the season

Chancellor had a hip issue that bothered him for most of 2013 and Bennett had his shoulders looked at but won't need surgery, the Seattle Times reports. 


D-line shuffle coming for the Seahawks?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/4/2014) Seattle's defensive line could look a little different in 2014. USA Today has the scoop on the Seahawks' cap situation and notes that linemen Red Bryant and Chris Clemons are both candidates for a restructured salary, if not a release.

Bryant is due a $3 million roster bonus along with a $4.5 million base salary. His total cap number is $8.5 million. Clemons, 32, is due to make $7.5 million in 2014 with a $9.7 million cap number. 

If the team wants to re-sign Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel, two free agents, they'd be wise to find cap space for them. 


Cliff Avril leads ferocious pass rush


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) Without blitzing, the Seahawks made Peyton Manning uncomfortable in the pocket. Defensive end Cliff Avril led the way with five quarterback hurries and two hits on his 32 pass rushing snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

End Chris Clemons had three hurries, a sack and a hit, and lineman Michael Bennett added four hurries.