Three edge rushers Seahawks should risk signing to one-year deals

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Michael Bennett

Bennett is 34 years old and will turn 35 during the 2020 season. In 2019, Bennett split time between the Patriots and the Cowboys and had 6.5 sacks, 15 quarterback hits and 14 tackles-for-loss. There is no doubt he is slowing down, but one thing is clear: Michael Bennett can still play football.

And according to lots of reports I am too lazy to cite here, Bennett wants to play in 2020 as well. Bennett spent 5 seasons with the Seahawks and had by far his most productive years. He would already know what the Seahawks want to do defensively with a 4-3 base, too.

Bennett might be more of a situational player now, but that is OK. Seattle would need him to do only one thing really well and help out in a couple of other areas. The part Bennett needs to be good at, of course, is taking down opposing passers. And he should be able to still do that well enough.

But if Bennett can come in and help teach second-year player L.J. Collier how to be a good pro that would be good as well. Bennett was not a problem in the locker room as he was not one of the players, no longer in Seattle, that did not like Russell Wilson. So Bennett returning to Seattle should not hurt the cohesive locker room that the Seahawks currently seem to have.