Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) runs with the ball after recovering a fumbled ball by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) (not pictured) during the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated San Francisco 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Michael Bennett will test free agency, leaving Seahawks offer 'on the table'


Michael Bennett has reportedly left a Seahawks offer “on the table” and will test free agency this month to see how much he is worth, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The Seahawks have been trying to negotiate with Bennett since the season ended but it looks like he is more interested in seeing what else is out there.

Bennett reportedly received an offer from Seattle but he has left it behind, for now at least.

Bennett had a one-year, $5 million deal with Seattle in 2013, but it sounds like he wants a significant amount more next season.

Seattle was prepared to offer him between $8-9 million next season and they cut Sidney Rice and Red Bryant to do so, but it might not be enough for Bennett.

The Chicago Bears are reportedly very interested in Bennett and he has a mutual interest since his brother, Martellus, is on the team as a tight end.

But Bennett only seems interested in a team that will “open up their wallet.

If Bennett leaves Seattle, Chris Clemons will almost certainly stay with the team and he will be leaned on heavily to take over the pass rush.

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  • KloverJane

    Knew this was coming. Oakland will match and win.

  • Ross

    What a punk. Opportunity to play on a superbowl championship team alongside the best D arguably in history for a very large sum of money. Still not satisfied? While Tate is willing to take any offer just so he can stay in Seattle. That’s a true Hawk. I say good riddance to Bennett.

    • Hawkfather

      Everyone should have seen this coming after his SUPER BOWL interview. Let him sign with Oakland. He can sit at home and watch the SUPER BOWL like the rest of us. There’s a reason he doesn’t have the Franchise tag around his fat (and getting fatter) head.As papa Pete always says, “next man up!!!