Bennett puts chances of staying in Tampa at 20-40 percent

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Today’s first-ever two-hour edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network included a visit from Buccaneers defensive end Michael Bennett.

Bennett, an unrestricted free agent, pegs his chances of staying with the Bucs at a low number.

“I don’t know, 20-to-40 percent,” Bennett said.  “It’s not 100 percent.  It’s 20-to-40 percent.  I’m not sure how it’s gonna play out but it’s a business and hopefully the best things happen.”

The chances of Bennett staying are likely lower than that, given his assessment of their offer on a long-term deal.  “It wasn’t good obviously,” Bennett said.  “If it was good I would have took it and been a Buccaneer but so I’m just moving on and seeing what’s out there for me.”

He said “a lot of teams” are interested.  We should find out soon who they are.

5 responses to “Bennett puts chances of staying in Tampa at 20-40 percent

  1. Bennet seems to be this year’s Kamerion Wimbley.

    Average player at a valued position gets overpaid and underwhelms.

    Wimbley has been decent for the Titans, and I bet Bennet will be decent for whatever team he ends up with.

    But, as with a lot of these free agents, once he signs it’ll be the last you hear of him until his contract runs up again. Then the cycle repeats itself.

    Free Agency fosters mediocrity.

  2. He is a solid #3 DE (maybe #2, depending upon the team). These days you need 3 decent DEs to make a difference. I wish the Bucs could have worked things out but maybe this guy has a higher opinion of himself. The proof (contract and performance) will be on display when he signs with another team.

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