Yes, the Seahawks would like to re-sign defensive end Michael Bennett.
No, it’s not happening soon.
Per a league source with nothing of the situation, a new deal between the Seahawks and Bennett is not imminent. Earlier this afternoon, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the Seahawks will re-sign Bennett.
Bennett inked a one-year, $5 million contract in 2013, a surprisingly low amount given the perceived demand. His value upon hitting the market after four years in Tampa may have been hampered by a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder, for which he didn’t have surgery.
His performance definitely wasn’t affected. Bennett had 8.5 sacks in the regular season, and 1.5 in the postseason (so far).
It’s unclear what it’ll take to keep him. But it’s safe to say he’ll get more than $5 million in 2014, from someone.