Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
      
Fantasy Football Today
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Gameday Inactives
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Red Zone Stats
Teams
Schedules
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Teams
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
72 Michael Bennett DE
Height/Weight: 6-4/274 | Birthdate: 11/13/1985 | Birthplace: Avondale, LA, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Texas A&M | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 10/5 | Average Draft Position: 250.88
SEA

Latest Updates

 

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.


Seahawks show they have 'one of the best defenses ever'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) After the Seahawks dismantled Denver's high-powered offense, defensive end Michael Bennett summed up the performance: "Our defense is one of the best defenses ever," he said. "No offense can play with us."

The Seahawks DST opened the game with a safety when an errant snap went out of the end zone. The unit did not allow a first down in the first quarter. It forced four turnovers and scored twice -- on linebacker Malcolm Smith's 69-yard interception return and Percy Harvin's 87-yard kickoff return.

Seattle held Denver to 1.9 yards per carry and rattled Peyton Manning into his worst performance of the season. Smith, safety Kam Chancellor and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner shared the team lead with 10 tackles, and defensive end Chris Clemons registered the game's only sack.


Report: Seahawks intend to re-sign Michael Bennett


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) The Seahawks plan to re-sign 28-year-old defensive end Michael Bennett, reports NFL Network. Bennett, who's playing on a one-year contract, had 8.5 sacks in the regular season before forcing a fumble in each playoff win.

Martellus Bennett to recruit Michael Bennett to Bears?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) The Bears need a pass rusher, and Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will soon become a free agent. That's where his brother, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, comes in.

“It hasn’t started yet," Michael Bennett said, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “I know he wants me to come out and play with him. That’s his dream for us to both play on the same team.

“I think that’s my parents' dream," he continued. “I wouldn’t mind playing with my brother. I love playing for this team right now.”

Playing on a one-year contract, Bennett recorded 8.5 sacks in the regular season and has forced a fumble in each playoff win.

“He has a great motor,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “A great savvy about him. He doesn’t always do things in an orthodox manner, but he’s very savvy ... He has a great feel for the game and he makes great decisions in the game, so we give him a little bit of latitude in that regards.”


Seahawks' investment in defensive line paying off


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) The Seahawks spent a whopping 27 percent of their salary cap on defensive linemen, including signing ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, and the investment paid off, reports ESPN.com. Seattle led the NFL by pressuring opposing quarterbacks on 33 percent of their dropbacks.

Avril had eight sacks and five forced fumbles in the regular season, adding a half-sack, a pass breakup and drawing a key holding penalty in the win over New Orleans. Bennett had 8.5 sacks in the regular season. He had two forced fumbles, a half-sack and six tackles in the playoff win.


Michael Bennett closing in on career high in sacks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had his first sack in four games during a 23-0 win Week 15 at N.Y. Giants. Bennett finished with four solo tackles, three quarterback hits and one forced fumble in the victory.

Bennett has totaled 7 1/2 sacks through 14 games. His career high is nine, which he set last season with the Bucs.


Seahawks DST sends a message


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) The Seahawks shut down one of the league's most prolific offenses in Week 13, embarrassing the Saints 34-7. The 7 points were the fewest scored by New Orleans since Sean Payton became coach in 2006.

Seattle limited New Orleans to 188 total yards and 2.6 yards per carry. Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 147 yards, ending his streak of 43 games with 200-plus passing yards.

The Seahawks DST scored in the first quarter when end Cliff Avril hit Brees' arm as he threw and end Michael Bennett caught the fumble and rumbled 22 yards for a touchdown. Avril was credited with the sack, giving him 7 1/2.

The Seahawks DST enters Week 14 at San Francisco with a ton of momentum.


Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett deliver more sacks


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/10/2013) Seahawks defensive lineman Cliff Avril, who contributed half a sack Week 9 against the Buccaneers, and defensive lineman Michael Bennett, who contributed a whole sack, both continued with the sacks Week 10 at Atlanta. Avril had one on two solo tackles, and Bennett had one on one solo tackle.

Avril is up to 5 1/2 sacks this season, just four away from last year's total. Bennett is up to 6 1/2, just 2 1/2 away from last year's total.


Seattle's defense all set for Week 9


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2013) The Seahawks listed the following defensive players active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers at home in Week 9 despite being on the injury report: defensive back Earl Thomas (illness), defensive lineman Brandon Mebane (non-injury related) and defensive lineman Michael Bennett (illness).

Three Seahawks listed as probable


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Seahawks DE Michael Bennett, DT Brandon Mebane and OT J.R. Sweezy are listed as probable Week 9 against the Buccaneers.

Mebane has been held out due to non-injury reasons. Bennett is dealing with an illness. Sweezy has an elbow issue.


Seahawks D-linemen hunt down the QB


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2013) The Seahawks' depth along the defensive line allowed them to keep the pressure on throughout Week 7 against the Cardinals Thursday. All told, the Seahawks brought down Carson Palmer seven times, with eight players combining for sacks.

A pair of linebackers, Malcolm Smith and K.J. Wright combined for 1 1/2 sacks, while the rest came from the line. Tony McDaniel, Clinton McDonald, Michael Bennett, Chris Clemons and Cliff Avril each picked up a full sack, while Red Bryant combined for a half sack with Wright. 


Probable Seahwaks will play


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Seahawks DE Michael Bennett, CB Jeremy Lane, CB Walter Thurmond and C Max Unger are all active Week 6 against the Titans.

All four players were able to fully participate in practice Friday, and were listed as probable entering the week.