Michael Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michael Bennett fires expletive-laden rant at reporter, calmed by Richard Sherman

    CBS Sports "The Seahawks' season ended ingloriously Saturday, thanks in large part to the runaway Matt Ryan for MVP train. When it was over, Ryan was 26 of 37 for 338 yards with three touchdowns and no turnovers in the 36-20 victory. Ryan was sacked three times, but for most of the afternoon, had plenty of..." January 15

  • Michael Bennett negotiations “difficult,” but he’s happy

    Pro Football Talk "It took a while, but Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett finally has a new contract, a three-year extension that will pay him $19 million over the next 14 months. He commemorated the occasion with a press conference. “It’s pretty cool,” Bennett told reporters. “It’s good to be a part of an..." December 31

  • Seahawks ink Michael Bennett to 'lucrative' extension

    CBS Sports "The Seattle Seahawks defensive core is going to remain in place for a few more years as the Seahawks ensured their top defensive lineman, and arguably key to the defense, will remain with the team by signing Michael Bennett to a contract extension Friday. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La..." December 30

  • Michael Bennett on fine: ‘Two pumps gets you a baby. Three pumps gets you a fine’

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is one interesting character. When speaking publicly, he comes out with some sayings that none of us have ever heard before. Some make sense. Others really don’t. Bennett was back at it Wednesday discussing the sack dance from last week that got..." December 21

  • Seahawks' Carroll says Bennett 'OK' after suffering neck injury

    NFL.com "Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, in his third game back from knee surgery, was removed from Thursday night's game against the Rams in the fourth quarter because of a neck injury, coach Pete Carroll told reporters. He did not return in the Seahawks' 24-3 victory. The injury occurred..." December 16

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett expected to be back Sunday

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has missed each of the past five games with a hamstring injury. In the five games that Bennett has missed, Seattle is yielding an average of 20.6 points per outing. In the six games he suited up prior to that, this unit gave up an average of just two..." November 30

  • Rex Ryan thankful Bills won’t see Michael Bennett

    Pro Football Talk "The Seattle Seahawks will be without defensive end Michael Bennett f0r Monday night’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Bennett had surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles to repair a cartilage issue in his injured right knee. He is expected to miss 2-3 weeks while recovering from..." November 04

  • Seahawks, Michael Bennett Talking Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks are talking with Michael Bennett‘s representatives about an extension for the star defensive end, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter report that Bennett will miss the next 2-3 weeks due to a cartilage issue that will require..." October 30

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett to undergo knee surgery, miss 2-3 weeks

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery this week to repair cartilage and is expected to be out two to three weeks, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Seahawks had already ruled out Bennett for Sunday's matchup against the New Orleans..." October 30

  • Michael Bennett ruled out, might need knee surgery

    NFL.com "Michael Bennett will watch Sunday's Seahawks game from the sideline. Seattle's Pro Bowl defensive lineman has been ruled out of the team's Week 8 tilt against the Saints because of the knee injury he suffered two weeks ago against the Falcons. In addition, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told..." October 28

  • Carroll says Michael Bennett’s knee OK, he should play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Monday that tests on defensive end Michael Bennett’s knee showed no real damage and that he expects Bennett to be OK. Bennett was angry, to say the least, after taking a low block on the knee from Falcons tackle Jake Matthews during the third quarter..." October 17

  • Seahawks’ Michael Bennett irate about ‘scary’ cut block from Falcons’ Jake Matthews

    Seattle Times "The initial worry Michael Bennett had about suffering a major knee injury in the third quarter Sunday had turned instead to anger by the time the Seahawks finally pulled out a 26-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Bennett, Seattle’s standout defensive lineman, left the game with a knee injury..." October 17

  • Seahawks' Bennett labels Trump 'disgrace' after comments on women

    Tacoma News Tribune "RENTON Talk in the Seahawks’ locker room is not the same as the “locker-room talk” Donald Trump described during the most recent presidential debate. That’s what Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett and top wide receiver Doug Baldwin said Monday -- from inside Seattle’s locker room. They said..." October 11

  • Michael Bennett: 49ers should start Kaepernick, Gabbert isn't a challenge

    Seattle Times "Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett stopped and talked with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the field after Sunday’s 37-18 win against the 49ers. Their conversation? “I just talked about him getting a chance to play again,” Bennett said. “I think he’s a great quarterback. I..." September 26

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett on NFL's National Anthem Protests: 'You Need a White Guy to Join the Fight'

    Seattle Times "It started with Colin Kaepernick, then Eric Reid, then Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane. It continued with Brandon Marshall, who took a knee before the season opener, just like four Dolphins did Sept. 11. Robert Quinn and Marcus Peters have raised fists, as have Devin McCourty and Martellus..." September 23

  • Doug Baldwin takes issue with Michael Bennett’s contract stance

    Sportsnaut "The Seattle Seahawks have been a feisty bunch during training camp and the preseason. Michael Bennett has been involved in multiple on-field fights. Meanwhile, best buddies Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin just went at it during practice this week. Whether this tells us anything about the..." August 24

  • Michael Bennett kicked out of another Seahawks practice

    Seattle Times "Asked a couple of weeks ago if he knew yet how to best straddle playing football with passion versus crossing over the line, Michael Bennett said he didn’t know, and wasn’t sure if he ever will. “I don’t know where that line is yet,’’ Bennett said then, which came after he had been ejected from..." August 22

  • Michael Bennett starting book club for Seahawks players

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks veteran defensive end Michael Bennett is using his influence to start a book club for the players on the squad. “Try to get a book and try to have a good conversation about it,” Bennett said, per Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “Read a couple chapters and just go through it. ‘What’s..." August 17

  • Seahawks' Bennett on practice ejection: 'It's cool with me'

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett remains unfazed after being ejected from Thursday's practice by head coach Pete Carroll. Bennett was kicked out of the session after fighting with the team's offensive linemen, and was escorted to the locker room by defensive end Cliff..." August 06

  • Michael Bennett gets tossed out of Seahawks practice

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett spent the final part of Thursday's practice on the sideline after being thrown out by head coach Pete Carroll. The offensive and defensive lines have been mixing it up often through the first five training camp practices. During a team drill, in..." August 05

  • Michael Bennett calls Cam Newton to apologize for “taking the dollars” comment

    Pro Football Talk "When Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett made his call to action to NFL players, the one he seemed to single out by name for not being vocal enough was Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. But Bennett has since made another call. A source close to the situation tells PFT that Bennett has..." August 01

  • Seahawks' Bennett urges NFL players to speak out on social issues

    NFL.com "Wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt after Saturday's practice, Michael Bennett was critical of fellow NFL players who he believes have remained silent on social issues. The popular Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman singled out some of the league's highest profile players for not being more..." July 31

  • Seahawks to meet with Michael Bennett's agent about a new deal

    ESPN "The Seattle Seahawks will meet with Michael Bennett's agent, Doug Hendrickson, early this week to discuss his desire for a new deal, a source tells ESPN's Josina Anderson. Per Anderson, Bennett is looking for a two- to three-year extension with new money in the range of the top six or seven..." July 26