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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: 7 | Owned/Started%: 23/11
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Seahawks DE Michael Bennett threatens to hold out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett has told a Honolulu television station that he might hold out of training camp due to his dissatisfaction with his contract situation.

Bennett attended the mandatory minicamp last week, which indicated he would be fine for training camp. But he told KHON2 that he might consider holding out in an attempt to get a new contract and remain in Hawaii.


Seahawks DE Michael Bennett not at OTA's due to contract dispute


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has been noticeably absent from organized team activites this week, and now it's clear his absence is because he wants a new contract, per The Seattle Times.

Bennett is staying away from team activities because he hopes he can get a new deal from the Seahawks.

"Trying to get the contract right,’’ Bennett said. “I’ll be there shortly. I don’t know when I’ll be there. Depends on the team and stuff. See how it works out."

Bennett, who is in the second year of a four-year, $28.5 million deal, wants a contract that will pay him what the top seven players at his position earn. His current deal averages out to be 14th in salary among defensive ends in a 4-3 defense.

“Somewhere near the top seven at my position, top eight at my position,’’ Bennett said. “Not a lot of guys play inside and out (meaning both tackle and end). Not a lot of guys do what I do. So I feel like I should be somewhere near there.

“I just want to be in the realm of the guys that play like me,’’ he said. “There are only so many guys that do what I do, and I would love to be like somewhere in there where they are at.’’

Bennett recorded 38 tackles and seven sacks in 16 games last season.


Seahawks' Michael Bennett: Pete Carroll is like Willy Wonka


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had an interesting perspective on playing for head coach Pete Carroll.

"It's like playing for Willy Wonka," he said in an appearance on Seattle's 750 AM. "He’s crazy. He wants to be young. He just is one of those guys who’s always up beat, wants to have a good time, and let’s you be yourself."

Bennett also addressed his contract dispute. He has complained about his four-year, $28.5 million contract several times this offseason. "People get mad when players ask for raises … but they don’t understand a team’s longevity," he said. "The Seahawks are going to be around for as long as there is an NFL. But a player only has so much time."


Disgruntled Seahawks DE Michael Bennett unlikely to be dealt


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Defensive end Michael Bennett wants out of Seattle after signing a four-year, $32 million contract last offseason to stay with the Seahawks. But the possibility of a trade appears unlikely, CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has reported.

"He's kinda sorta tried to say that he didn't really want to be dealt after all, but that's not flying anywhere," La Canfora wrote. "He and his agent have made it clear he'd rather not be back in Seattle and while the Seahawks aren't ones to back down, perhaps something emerges that makes sense for all parties prior to the start of the regular season.

"Kind of odd not to be so happy in a franchise that competes for the Lombardi Trophy, and until or unless the Seahaws put out explicit word that Bennett has permission to speak to other teams, I don't see any clubs nibbling in this era of hyper-sensitivity over tampering regulations. But there's a lot of time between now and September for something to perhaps change."

Bennett contributed to 38 tackles a year ago and added seven sacks.


Michael Bennett misses Seahawks' workouts


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett missed the opening of the team's strength and conditions workout on Monday.

The two-week program is voluntary for veterans, so Bennett won't be punished for missing it. The Seattle Times reported that Bennett was not satisfied with his contract. Bennett is in the second year of a four-year, $28.5 million contract. 

A source told the Times that Bennett won't report, because he wants the team to renegotiate. 


GM John Schneider: DE Michael Bennett has not asked for trade


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Despite recent speculation that defensive end Michael Bennett has asked the Seahawks to trade him, general manager John Schneider said that isn't the case, per ESPN.

"It's my understanding that Michael is very happy in Seattle," Schneider said Monday at the NFL owners meetings. "He loves playing there. He's never asked to be traded."

Bennett, 29, started all 16 games last season for the Super Bowl runner-up Seahawks. In six seasons, the defensive end has racked up 167 total tackles, 30.5 sacks, three passes defensed and six forced fumbles.


Report: Seahawks DE Michael Bennett seeking trade to Falcons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is seeking a trade to the Falcons, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Bennett is looking to join former Seahawks defensive coordinator and current Falcons coach Dan Quinn in Atlanta. The defensive end racked up 15 1/2 sacks with the Seahawks over the last two seasons after managing 15 sacks in four years with the Buccaneers.

Bennett has three years remaining on the four-year deal he signed before last season but is also seeking a new contract as part of his potential move to Atlanta.


Seahawks' Michael Bennett gets 2015 salary guaranteed


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will receive his entire $6 million salary for the 2015 season after it became guaranteed Saturday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry.

Bennett played in 16 games during the 2014 season and registered seven sacks.


Seahawks' Irvin fined $10K, Bennett fined $8K in Super Bowl scuffle


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) The NFL has fined two Seahawks for striking Patriots players at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, which resulted in a 28-24 New England win.

Outside linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 and defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $8,268, according to the Everett Herald.

Both players were involved in a scuffle as the Patriots attempted to run out the clock following Malcolm Butler's game-clinching interception. Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were also involved and fined $8,268 apiece.


Seahawks release Thursday bye-week practice report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The Seahawks released the practice report for Thursday's session, with safety Earl Thomas (shoulder), running back Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) and guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle) listed as did not participate for a second straight day.

The team listed four players as practicing in full, including defensive end Michael Bennett (not injury related), cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow), tackle Justin Britt (knee) and long snapper Clint Gresham (neck).

Seattle is a 1-point underdog against New England in Super Bowl XLIX.


Seahawks release Super Bowl bye-week practice report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) The Seahawks didn't take the practice field Wednesday during the team's bye week before Super Bowl XLIX, but they released a hypothetical Wednesday practice report, listing five players as DNP and two as going through a full practice.

Cornerback Richard Sherman, who sprained his elbow in the second half of Sunday's NFC Championship Game, is listed as a full participant along with tackle Justin Britt, putting the pair on track to be available for the title game.

Running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive end Michael Bennett would not have participated in practice due to non-injury-related reasons. Safety Earl Thomas (shoulder), guard J.R. Sweezy (ankle) and long snapper Clint Gresham (neck) would have joined them on the sidelines.

Seattle is a 1-point underdog for next Sunday's Super Bowl against New England.


Seahawks get full practice from all players Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) The Seahawks did not report any players as out, limited or did not participate on Thursday's practice report.

Seven players made the report, with all seven being listed as practicing in full. That group includes running back Marshawn Lynch (not injury related), tight end Tony Moeaki (calf), tackle Justin Britt (knee), center Max Unger (ankle), defensive end Michael Bennett (not injury related), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (shoulder) and safety Jeron Johnson (elbow).

Seattle is a 7 1/2-point favorite at home against Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game Sunday.


Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch cleared to play on Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) As expected, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will play on Saturday against the Panthers.

Lynch was listed as probable due to a back injury, but was never expected to miss the game. He's been battling the injury throughout the whole season, but has not missed a game. 

The team will also have Michael Bennett, Demarcus Dobbs, Cooper Helfet, Jermaine Kearse, Byron Maxwell and Tharold Simon for the game. All six players were also listed as probable going into the contest. 


Seahawks relatively healthy for playoff opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) The Seahawks have listed Jeron Johnson (elbow) out and tight end Tony Moeaki (calf) as questionable for Sunday's playoff opener against Carolina. The following players on Seattle's injury report were labeled as probable: Michael Bennett (not injury related), Demarcus Dobbs (ankle), Cooper Helfet (ribs), Jermaine Kearse (hamstring), Marshawn Lynch (back), Byron Maxwell (illness), Tharold Simon (shoulder) and Max Unger (knee, ankle).

Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch able to suit up Week 14


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will suit up Week 14 against the Eagles.

Lynch came into the game listed as probable with a back injury. He's been battling the issue the past few weeks, but always manages to play. 

The club will also have Michael Bennett and Byron Maxwell for the contest. Both players were listed as probable. Bennett has a toe injury. Maxwell is dealing with a shin issue. 


Seahawks list Marshawn Lynch as probable Sunday vs. Eagles


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) After participating fully in Friday’s practice, the Seahawks listed running back Marshawn Lynch (back) as probable for Sunday’s game at Philadelphia.

The Seahawks also listed Michael Bennett (toe) and Byron Maxwell (shin) as probable. Tight end Cooper Helfet (ankle) is listed as doubtful and cornerback Jeremy Lane (glute) is questionable. Only center Max Unger (knee/ankle) has been ruled out.


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).