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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:43:03 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (toe) has been absent from practice this week because of "normal treatment" for a toe injury he dealt with all of last season.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 19:06:28 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (illness) dressed but did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Kansas City Chiefs as he was sick, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:15:45 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett was ejected from practice by head coach Pete Carroll Thursday, August 4. He got into it a little with OL Mark Glowinski during a drill and had to be restrained by teammates. He sat out the rest of the session as a result, with Carroll saying, "We can't play like that. You get in a skirmish, you get thrown out. That's what happens. So that happened today. And that's just the way you do it, the way we do it."
Fantasy Tip: Bennett is expected to be a main piece of Seattle's upper echelon defensive unit once again this season, and this very minor incident shouldn't do anything to change that. He can provide a strong presence in leagues that utilize individual defensive players.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:37:27 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett reported to training camp Saturday, July 30, even though he is unhappy with his contract situation.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:08:34 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett is expected to meet with the team early this week amid his contract dispute, according to sources.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:01:20 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett is unhappy with his contract, saying he wants "to be fairly compensated with the top guys in the league," and believing that he's "definitely one of the top five defensive ends." He added: "I'm just to the point where it's kind of like, if you don't think I'm valuable, then just get rid of me." Bennett is set to make $5.5 million this year and $7 million next year.
Fantasy Tip: He's got a point, as those financial numbers easily pale in comparison to what the upper echelon players at his position are currently making. At the same time, Seattle does have a strict policy in place about negotiating contracts with players who have two or more years remaining on their deal. More likely than not, though, the Seahawks will probably end up taking care of the stud 30-year-old when the time comes. It shouldn't affect his performance this season.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:55:52 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (ankle) made it clear he wants a new deal, and he did not participate in organized team activities (OTAs) as a result of his unhappiness. He did show for mandatory minicamp, but he sat out with an ankle injury. If his deal is not redone before the season, it will be interesting to see how it affects Bennett into the regular season.
Sun, 22 May 2016 11:40:20 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett has added boxing and swimming to his training regimen this offseason to try to be in better condition to the point where he doesn't ever get tired.
Tue, 17 May 2016 13:57:29 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett said he will not hold out of training camp despite his unhappiness with his current contract and his absence from voluntary workouts.
Thu, 12 May 2016 08:23:47 -0700
Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett remains unhappy with his contract situation, according to general manager John Schneider. Bennett isn't expected to report for voluntary workouts.
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