Michael Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michael Bennett’s fiery message to teammates: Only champions are remembered

    Pro Football Talk "Michael Bennett arrived in Dallas 33 days ago. Yet, the defensive lineman is one of the few players in the Cowboys’ locker room that has the jewelry to do what he did after Thursday’s game. His screaming began even before every player had entered the locker..." November 29

  • DE Michael Bennett Heard Yelling In Cowboys’ Locker Room After Loss To Bills

    NESN "Michael Bennett’s stay in New England was rather short, but his stint with the Dallas Cowboys isn’t off to a smooth start, either. The former Patriots defensive end was heard shouting in the Cowboys locker room following a disappointing Thanksgiving Day loss to the Buffalo..." November 28

  • Michael Bennett praises Bill Belichick, says facing Patriots isn't 'personal'

    NBC Sports Boston "If Michael Bennett is holding a grudge against Bill Belichick and the Patriots, he's doing a great job of hiding it. Bennett's tenure in New England was shortlived as he was dealt to the Dallas Cowboys before the trade deadline. The 34-year-old saw a decrease in playing..." November 21

  • Why Michael Bennett Says Any Defense ‘Pretty Much Easy To Learn’ Now

    NESN "Playing for the New England Patriots can teach you a lot if you’re willing to learn. Such is the case for Michael Bennett, who was traded to the Cowboys on Oct. 24 after joining the Pats in March. Bennett has been brushing up on Dallas’ defense since joining the squad..." November 12

  • Cowboys DE Michael Bennett Hints at Retirement After 2019 Season

    Heavy "Michael Bennett could prove to be one-and-done with the Dallas Cowboys. Finally addressing the media nearly a month after his arrival to Dallas, the veteran defensive end, who turns 34 on Wednesday, discussed a variety of topics. And in doing so cracked the door to walk away from..." November 12

  • Michael Bennett: Trade did not include talk with Jerry Jones about anthem

    ESPN "Defensive lineman Michael Bennett said his trade to the Dallas Cowboys did not include a conversation with owner and general manager Jerry Jones regarding standing for the national anthem before the acquisition became official. Bennett has stood on the sideline for..." November 12

  • Michael Bennett is standing for anthem at teammates’ request

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Michael Bennett finally broke his silence on his decision to end his social justice protest during the national anthem one day after Sunday’s 28-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. It was the first time Bennett talked talked at length to media..." November 12

  • Jerry Jones: Team was feeding off of Michael Bennett

    ESPN "In his first game with the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, Michael Bennett stood on the sideline during the playing of the national anthem for the first time this season. The Cowboys acquired Bennett in a trade from the New England Patriots during the bye..." November 05

  • Michael Bennett stands on sideline for national anthem in Cowboys debut

    ESPN "In his first game with the Dallas Cowboys, Michael Bennett stood on the sideline during the playing of the national anthem for the first time this season. The Cowboys acquired Bennett in a trade from the New England Patriots during the bye week and the..." November 04

  • Top five trade-deadline acquisitions

    NFL.com "The NFL trade deadline has come and gone with a number of veteran players swapping addresses in the weeks leading up to this past Tuesday's cutoff date. Given some time to reflect on the moves with the potential to have the biggest impact on a team's title hopes in 2019, here are my top..." November 02

  • Michael Bennett to hit market in 2020 after redoing deal with Cowboys

    The Score "Michael Bennett will become a free agent in 2020 after restructuring his contract as part of the trade that brought him to the Dallas Cowboys, sources told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. The three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman was initially signed through the 2020..." October 31

  • Jason Garrett indicates Cowboys want Michael Bennett on sideline for national anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Bennett is among the NFL players who have taken part in political demonstrations during the national anthem for the past several years, but the veteran defensive end may have to change his approach now that he is a member of the Dallas Cowboys. Bennett, who has sat and kneeled..." October 29

  • Cowboys called New York Jets about Leonard Williams before trading for Michael Bennett

    Blogging The Boys "The Dallas Cowboys are on bye this week, bu that doesn’t mean that they haven’t been busy. The team traded for defensive end Michael Bennett earlier in the week, a move that will hopefully give them some more depth over the second half of the..." October 28

  • Jerry Jones says Dallas the Cowboys will better ‘utilize’ Michael Bennett than Patriots

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Cowboys recently acquired defensive end, Michael Bennett, from the New England Patriots. There is a lot of confidence from the Cowboys that Bennett will provide a boost to their defensive line production. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes that Bennett will..." October 26

  • DeMarcus Lawrence Speaks Out Strongly on Cowboys’ Trade for Michael Bennett

    Heavy "Turns out, there’s room for three big-name defensive ends at Dallas Cowboys headquarters. On Thursday, the Cowboys sent a conditional 2021 seventh-round pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for Michael Bennett, stabilizing Dallas’..." October 25

  • Patriots’ Bill Belichick speaks out on Michael Bennett trade

    Mass Live "Bill Belichick wouldn’t fully confirm the reported but unannounced trade that will send Michael Bennett from the Patriots to the Cowboys for a late-round draft pick but then talked about it anyway. “There’s some process going on there. I don’t know..." October 25

  • NFL trade rumors: Patriots send Michael Bennett to Cowboys, report says

    Sporting News "Michael Bennett is on the move. The Patriots are sending veteran defensive end to the Cowboys after he reportedly requested a trade, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources. Bennett, who is in his 11th NFL season, played just six games (one start) for New..." October 24

  • Patriots DL Michael Bennett uncertain about his future in Foxboro

    NBC Sports Boston "Michael Bennett returned to the Patriots locker room this week after serving his team-imposed one-week suspension. The time off didn't seem to do much for his peace of mind. "I didn't take away nothing," Bennett said when asked if he'd taken anything away from..." October 23

  • Michael Bennett Expected Back After Patriots Suspension Amid Trade Speculation

    NESN "The New England Patriots need to open up salary cap space before they officially add wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who was acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday morning. One obvious way to free up that cap room would be to trade defensive end Michael Bennett, who is..." October 22

  • Bill Belichick has no comment on the Michael Bennett situation

    Mass Live "Patriots coach Bill Belichick steered clear of all talk about Michael Bennett’s suspension or his future Thursday. Asked about his one-week suspension reportedly for an altercation with defensive line coach Bret Bielema, Belichick declined to respond during his..." October 17

  • Michael Bennett Says He Was Suspended Over "Philosophical Disagreement"

    The Big Lead "The New England Patriots have suspended defensive lineman Michael Bennett, one of the crucial cogs in their the defense, one week for conduct detrimental to the team. What kind of conduct, you ask? Well, it sounds as if the ol' freshman dorm study lounge debate got a bit..." October 15

  • Report: Michael Bennett suspended one week by Patriots

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett has reportedly been suspended one week for conduct detrimental to the team, per Mike Giardi and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. " October 15

  • Michael Bennett indicates he is frustrated with shrinking role on Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots traded a fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles back in March to land Michael Bennett in what looked like it could be one of the best value moves of the offseason, but the veteran defensive end has slowly seen his role decrease through the first six games. He..." October 11

  • Josh Gordon, Michael Bennett removed from injury report

    Clutch Points "The New England Patriots witnessed Josh Gordon deal with an injury earlier in the week but it seems as if he’s good to go in Week 5. Ahead of Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins, Gordon and Michael Bennett have been removed from the team’s..." October 05

  • Michael Bennett explains why he loves playing with Patriots' Dont'a Hightower

    NBC Sports Boston "Michael Bennett is settling in nicely with the New England Patriots, and he's learning a lot from one linebacker in particular. "Oh, man. I love playing with Dont'a Hightower," Bennett told reporters after Tuesday's training camp practice at Gillette..." August 14

  • After 'family issue,' Michael Bennett arrives at camp

    NFL.com "Michael Bennett has finally arrived for Patriots training camp, albeit a few days late. All is well, however, as they were excused (though somewhat mysterious) absences, presumably with a note from his head coach. Bennett arrived Sunday in Foxborough to take..." July 29

  • Michael Bennett: Nice to have a coach who sees you as a human being

    USA Today "Doug Pederson is a former professional football player and a coach that worked himself from the bottom, actually coaching in the high school ranks before becoming an NFL assistant. Pederson is known as a players coach, a guy who understands the athlete’s he’s coaching, so hopefully,..." July 28

  • Pats DE Michael Bennett excused from beginning of camp

    ESPN "Veteran defensive end Michael Bennett has been excused for the first three days of New England Patriots training camp for "personal reasons," director of player personnel Nick Caserio said on Saturday. The Patriots acquired Bennett, 33, in a trade from the Philadelphia..." July 27

  • Will training camp provide clues as to how the Patriots will deploy Michael Bennett?

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Patriots acquired Michael Bennett in a trade with the Eagles prior to the start of free agency, Bill Belichick was commended almost universally. The consensus was that Bennett would be a pretty nice insurance policy in case Trey Flowers departed via free..." July 19