Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said Thursday that, while he holds no ill will toward Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor and even supports him during his holdout, Chancellor's absence has clearly been felt.

"We miss Kam Chancellor, not just the way that he plays, but the way that he approaches the game, his leadership," Bennett said, four days after a 34-31 overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams. "Even though Kam Chancellor wasn't in the game, we had multiple chances of winning that game. I wonder, would the conversation be the same if we won the game? Would people be saying, 'Hey, they don't need Kam Chancellor'? And so it's all about the wins and losses in this league."

Bennett said success would put the topic to rest.