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Seahawks | Kevin Williams hopes to be fresh

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:52:24 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DT Kevin Williams played 718 defensive snaps in 2013 with the Minnesota Vikings and hopes to play closer to the 500 mark in the upcoming season. Last year, Seahawks DE Michael Bennett was the team's only defensive lineman to participate in at least 600 snaps, while no other lineman played more than 58 percent of the downs. Williams expects to play an active role in chasing quarterbacks, even at age 33, if he can limit how many reps he receives in effort to stay fresh.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett contract update

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:28:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks have signed DE Michael Bennett to a four-year deal worth $28.5 million. The deal includes $16 million in guaranteed money. Bennett is scheduled to make $10 million in 2014, $16 million over the first two years of the contract and $21 million in the first three years.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett agrees to deal

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:38:53 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks) on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Bears | Turning attention away from Michael Bennett

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:03:28 -0700

The Chicago Bears are turning their attention away from impending free agent DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks). Bennett is showing interest in returning to Seattle Seahawks.

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Seahawks | Favorite to land Michael Bennett

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:01:24 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks are the favorites to re-sign DE Michael Bennett. The announcement could come as soon as Monday, March 10.

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Bears | Michael Bennett believed to be top target

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:40:06 -0700

The Chicago Bears are believed to have free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks) as their top free-agent target this offseason.

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Bears | Julius Peppers could be on way out

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:31:24 -0800

Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers might be cut if the team acts on its interest and signs free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks).

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Bears | Mutual interest in Michael Bennett

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:52:31 -0800

The Chicago Bears and free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks) have mutual interest.

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Seahawks | Made offer to Michael Bennett

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:43:47 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks made an offer to impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett, but he will leave it on the table to seek offers from other teams in free agency.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett to test free agency

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:38:25 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks will not be re-signing impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett before free agency opens Tuesday, March 11, according to a source.

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Seahawaks | Michael Bennett talks have been positive

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:52:12 -0800

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett said preliminary contract talks with general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have been positive. "Pete expressed that he wanted me to be here and so did John," Bennett said, "and they're going to do the best they can do to try to work out a deal. And I look forward to that, get a chance to come back."

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett could have bigger role

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:30:26 -0800

Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett could have a bigger role in the defense next season if he re-signs with the team, because he can receive some of the snaps free-agent DE Red Bryant (Seahawks) played this season.

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Seahawks | Red Bryant expected to be released

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:22:20 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to release DE Red Bryant this offseason and use the extra salary cap space to try to re-sign impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett.

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Seahawks | Won't tag Michael Bennett

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:45:01 -0800

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team doesn't plan to put the franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett. However, the team is still confident they can re-sign him this offseason.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett won't give hometown discount

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:07:18 -0800

Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett said Tuesday, Feb. 11, in a television interview on NFL Network that he could not consider a "hometown discount" to remain with the Super Bowl champions. "There is no such things as discount. This is not Costco, this is not Walmart - this is real life," Bennett said. "There is no discount really because you go out there and you 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."

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett won't come cheaply

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:38:02 -0800

Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett wants a multi-year contract and wants to be "compensated with the top guys." "I had to prove myself as a player back-to-back years. Basically I took a one-year deal the year before, did a first-round tender in Tampa, so I definitely just want to be paid, you know, I'm not trying to be the highest paid guy but I want to be compensated with the top guys," Bennett said.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett has good feeling that he will return

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:02:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett said he feels good about a possible return to Seattle. "I have a good feeling that I will be back in Seattle...but you know how it goes," Bennett said.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett committed to returning

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:35:28 -0800

Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett has made it clear that he wants to re-sign and stay in Seattle. "I want to be back here 100 percent. I love the team, I love my teammates," Bennett said. "Pete 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 said it doesn't really matter to him to go play for the Chicago Bears and with his brother, TE Martellus Bennett.

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Seahawks | Golden Tate, Michael Bennett considered priorities

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:43:14 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks consider re-signing impending free-agent WR Golden Tate and DE Michael Bennett as their top priorities this offseason.

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Seahawks | Several key contributors are impending FAs

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:46:18 -0800

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett, OT Breno Giacomini, DT Tony McDaniel and WR Golden Tate are a handful of contributors who can become unrestricted free agents in March.

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Seahawks | Not close to inking Michael Bennett

Sun, 02 Feb 2014 14:23:47 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks are not close to re-signing DE Michael Bennett. Reports earlier in the day stated the two sides were close.

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Bears | Trying to recruit Michael Bennett

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:06:46 -0800

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett, the brother of Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett, plans to try to recruit his brother to sign with the Bears in free agency. "He's having a little baby, so he wants our kids to grow up together," Michael said. "He'll call me a lot. He's visited a couple times. Of course my brother wants me to get a chance to play with him." The Bears could also use help on the defensive line in rushing the passer, with DE Julius Peppers' future in doubt.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett hopes to return

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:12:52 -0800

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett said Monday, Jan. 27, that he would like to return to the team next season. He is an impending free-agent after Super Bowl XLVIII. "You do want long-term deals, but I don't think about it as much as some people think I think about it. I think about winning this game," Bennett said. "I'm taking it one game at a time, taking care of this moment and playing for this team. I would love to stay in Seattle. I love everything about the players, the coaches and the fans."

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett receives fine

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:36:11 -0800

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett has been fined $15,750 for a roughing the passer penalty in the team's Week 11 game. Bennett hit Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan below the knees.

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Seahawks | Rotation along defensive line

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:31:06 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks are likely to use a rotation of players on the defensive line filling in for DT Red Bryant (concussion) in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons. DE Michael Bennett is likely to start in the base defense, but Bryant's snaps will likely be spread out amongst several players.

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Seahawks | Four players listed as probable

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:52:22 -0700

Seattle Seahawks OG J.R. Sweezy (elbow), DE Michael Bennett (illness), DT Brandon Mebane (non-injury) and FS Earl Thomas (illness) are listed as probable for Week 9. Thomas did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 1, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Seahawks | Thursday practice report for Week 9

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:32:50 -0700

Seattle Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman (hamstring), OT Breno Giacomini (knee), DT Brandon Mebane (non-injury), SS Jeron Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 31. OG J.R. Sweezy (elbow) and DE Michael Bennett (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Seahawks | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:57:42 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (illness), RB Derrick Coleman (hamstring), OT Breno Giacomini (knee), SS Jeron Johnson (hamstring) and OG J.R. Sweezy (elbow) were unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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Seahawks | Four probable for Week 6

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:35:22 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (quadriceps), CB Jeremy Lane (hamstring), CB Walter Thurmond (knee) and C Max Unger (arm) were each able to practice fully Friday, Oct. 11, and each are considered probable for the Week 6 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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Seahawks | Three take part in practice

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:38:49 -0700

Seattle Seahawks C Max Unger (arm), DE Michael Bennett (quadriceps) and CB Walter Thurmond (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Seahawks | Six do not practice

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:11:29 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (quadriceps), OT Breno Giacomini (knee), CB Jeremy Lane (hamstring), CB Walter Thurmond (knee), LB Bobby Wagner (ankle) and FB Spencer Ware (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Seahawks | Two DLs expected to play Week 6

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:04:16 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (thigh) and DT Jordan Hill (thigh) are expected to play Week 6 despite suffering thigh bruises in the team's Week 5 game.

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Seahawks | Seven practice in full

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:45:39 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (back), DE Chris Clemons (not injury related), DT Jordan Hill (biceps), SS Jeron Johnson (hamstring), DT Brandon Mebane (knee), CB Walter Thurmond (shoulder) and LB K.J. Wright (shoulder) were each able to fully participate in practice Friday, Oct. 4, and all are considered probable for the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Seahawks | Six players fully practice

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:17:23 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (back), DE Chris Clemons (non-injury), DT Jordan Hill (biceps), DT Brandon Mebane (knee), LB K.J. Wright (shoulder) and SS Jeron Johnson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Seahawks | Three defenders fully participate

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:12:18 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (back), DT Jordan Hill (biceps) and LB K.J. Wright (shoulder) were listed as full participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett to practice

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:53:13 -0700

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said DE Michael Bennett (neck) will take part in practice this week and will be fine.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett gets good news

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:47:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (neck) had a CT scan Sunday, Sept. 29, and the tests were negative. He was in the locker room after the game. The injury was to a lower back muscle, and not to his vertebrae.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett carted off

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:30:36 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (neck) was carted off the field in Week 4 with a potential neck injury.

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Seahawks | Six players probable for Week 4

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:46:58 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle), OG J.R. Sweezy (back), DE Michael Bennett (groin), DE Red Bryant (back), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and CB Brandon Browner (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 27, and are listed as probable for Week 4.

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Seahawks | Six players fully practice

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:40:44 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle), OG J.R. Sweezy (back), DE Michael Bennett (groin), DE Red Bryant (back), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) and CB Brandon Browner (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Seahawks | Seven do not practice

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:19:09 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (groin), DE Red Bryant (back), OT Breno Giacomini (knee), SS Jeron Johnson (hamstring), WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle), C Max Unger (arm) and FB Spencer Ware (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett undergoing procedure

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:23:33 -0700

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said DE Michael Bennett (toe) is undergoing a procedure on his toe but is expected to return by the end of the week.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett briefly leaves game

Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:20:34 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (knee) left the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 23, because of a knee injury but was able to return later in the game.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett banged up knee

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:30:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (knee) banged up his right knee in the first half of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 23, against the Green Bay Packers. He was able to return to the game.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett shaken up

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:26:17 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (undisclosed) was shaken up in the first quarter of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 23, against the Green Bay Packers. He was tended to by the training staff before walking off under his own power.

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Seahawks | No practice for four

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:51:10 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Cliff Avril (hamstring), DE Michael Bennett (personal), OT Michael Bowie (hamstring) and CB Ron Parker (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, July 30.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett showing versatility

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:39:24 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DL Michael Bennett has made an effort to be the most versatile player he can be, learning to play both defensive end and defensive tackle. "That's always the type of player I've tried to be," Bennett said of his versatility. "My first position was learning how to play inside; I know how to play outside. They do a good job making sure I know every position and just go out and play as hard as I can."

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett won't need surgery yet

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:02:14 -0700

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said DE Michael Bennett (rotator cuff) will not need surgery now, but possibly at some point down the road. Schneider also said Bennett's role will be as an interior pass rusher.

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Seahawks | Michael Bennett dealing with injury

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:11:31 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, which is why he only got a one-year contract this offseason.

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Buccaneers | Did not get shot to match offer to Michael Bennett

Sat, 16 Mar 2013 11:43:30 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett said he did not allow the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to match the contract offer he received because they did not act like they wanted to re-sign him.

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