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Friday
May082015

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Denies Trade Demand, Wants a Raise Instead

Tom Pennington/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) -- Reports have recently surfaced that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wants to be traded. Still, he's denying those reports, but is admitting he would like a raise.

"I think everyone who has a job, they want a raise for whatever they're doing," Bennett said on Seattle's King 5 TV. "I'm just like any other American. I think everybody wants to be paid a little bit more. So I don't think I fall short of that."

"People assume when you ask for a little more money, they assume that you want to be traded or something like that," he added. "But that's not what I'm trying to go for."

Back in March 2014, Bennett agreed to a four-year deal worth $28.5 million with $16 million guaranteed and an $8 million signing bonus. And he's scheduled to make $6 million in 2015.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider has said the team will not renegotiate contracts.


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Tuesday
Mar112014

DE Michael Bennett Re-signs with Seahawks 

Tom Pennington/Getty Images Sport (NEW YORK) -- On the eve of NFL free agency, the Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Michael Bennett to a multiyear contract extension.

According to ESPN, Bennett signed a four-year, $28.5 million deal, with $16 million guaranteed. He was slated to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.

Bennett will make $10 million in the first year, $6 million in the second year, $5 million in the third year and $7.5 million in the final year.

The Seahawks signed Bennett to a one-year, $4.8 million deal in 2013 after he spent the first four seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had 8.5 sacks in the regular season along with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.

His stellar play continued in the postseason as Bennett helped Seattle capture its first Super Bowl championship.

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Friday
Mar152013

Seahawks Sign DE Michael Bennett

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle Seahawks and defensive end Michael Bennett have agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million deal on Thursday, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Coming along with Bennett to Seattle will be defensive end Cliff Avril, who the Seahawks officially signed on Thursday.

Bennett had a career high nine sacks last season with the Buccaneers and started all 16 games for the first time in his career.  Avril had 39.5 sacks the past five seasons with the Detroit Lions and 9.5 in 2012.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll stressed the importance of getting more pass rushers following their loss in the divisional round to the Atlanta Falcons. "I don't feel like you can have enough speed pass rushers on your club," Carroll said during a conference call on Thursday.

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