Report: Michael Bennett wants to play another season

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Defensive end Michael Bennett said earlier this month that he wasn’t sure if he wanted to play another NFL season, but it appears he’s come to a decision.

Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News reports that Bennett would like to play. If he does, it will mark 12 years in the league for a player who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2009.

Bennett opened last season with the Patriots and was traded to the Cowboys in October. He had 27 tackles and four sacks in nine games with Dallas to go with 2.5 sacks in six games for New England.

While Bennett was unsure about whether he wanted to play again earlier this month, he did say that he’d like to end his career with the Seahawks. He made three Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl during a five-year run in Seattle earlier in his career.

18 responses to “Report: Michael Bennett wants to play another season

  1. I would take him back for a season as well. $4 mil with incentives (aka sacks) that could equal $5 mil. for the contract.

  2. I’m hoping he signs up with the Seahawks. I would like to think he could be a positive role model (no kneeling) and contribute Positively to the Young locker room. If he can’t, not worth signing. He won’t generate 2013-2015 type stats. Sure; he can get after the QB at needed times and that’s why I’d sign him. However, teaching, guiding others to improve is just as, if not more, important.

  3. I’m sure he wants to play another season but on his terms. He’s probably going to want more money than any team wants to give him.

  4. @50drunksinabar yes except this isn’t the same Michael Bennett from two years ago who was one of phillys best two DLs… this Bennett has seemingly let himself go, Is on cruise control.

  5. As soon as somebody signs him he’s going to be a malcontent unhappy with his contract

  6. Update: Seattle will take Bennett back on a 1 day contract. Lynch is a different story, they like how he helped the young players last year.

  7. Penny-pinching Mode (aka Seattle) may take him back if he is willing to work for peanuts.

  8. What are you waiting for Seattle. Besides the offensive line, the defensive line should be to the top priority.

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