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Michael Bennett

29-Year-Old Defensive End – Seattle Seahawks

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Bennett recorded 31 tackles, 8.5 sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown during his first season in Seattle. Those numbers were actually down from his output while he with the Buccaneers, but that...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 274   DOB: 11/13/1985  College: Texas A&M  Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Bennett Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $32 million deal in March of 2014.

March 10, 2014  –  Michael Bennett News

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Bennett agreed to a deal with the Seahawks on Monday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

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Michael Bennett NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 24 TB 13 15 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 TB 14 39 35 4 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2012 26 TB 16 41 34 7 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 Sea 16 31 18 13 8.5 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
2014 28 Sea 14 33 23 10 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Michael Bennett – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Michael Bennett
  2. Demarcus Dobbs
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Snap Count Stats

647

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Michael Bennett was on the field for 647 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

37

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Michael Bennett was on the field for 37 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 961 76
2013 569 41
2014 647 37
Michael Bennett 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 GB 49 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @SD 60 5 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Den 56 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Was 48 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Dal 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @StL 44 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Car 49 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Oak 52 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 NYG 58 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @KC 36 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Ari 53 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @SF 47 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Phi 43 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 SF 52 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Ari
17 StL

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Michael Bennett  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   274 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.13 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   31 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   110 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   24 reps
AVERAGE
Seattle Seahawks Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful

Michael Bennett: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Though Bennett has indicated a preference to re-sign with the Seahawks, he is not inclined to take a hometown discount to facilitate that, the Seattle times reports. "There is no such thing as discount. This is not Costco, this is not Walmart this is real life," Bennett said Tuesday.

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"It's definitely a business," Bennett also noted. "People hate to say it's that, but it is what it is. I would love to play for the Seahawks, but they're going to have to want me back and the numbers are going to have to be right." Bennett is in line to be one of the top available defensive ends once free agency kicks in, after a season in which he notched a team-high 8.5 sacks for Seattle, while also recording 31 tackles.
Bennett wishes to remain in Seattle as he enters free agency this offseason, The Herald reports.

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Bennett led the Seahawks with 8.5 sacks during the regular season and continued his strong play throughout the playoffs, recording 1.5 more sacks and a pair of both fumbles forced and recovered. Coming off a Super Bowl victory, Bennett should fetch significant interest during free agency, but has made it known he would like to extend his time as a Seahawk beyond just last season. Speaking on his status as a free agent, Bennett said, "...Im definitely a Seahawk and I definitely want to be here for the rest of my career.
Bennett (quad) is listed as active Sunday versus the Titans, the Everett Herald reports.

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Bennett (quadriceps) is probable for Sunday's game against Tennessee.

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Bennett (quad) participated fully in Thursday's practice, 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

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Bennett (quad) did not practice Wednesday, Sports Radio KJR reports.

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Bennett (back) is active for Sunday's game, the Seahawks' official Twitter account reports.

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Bennett (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis.

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Bennett (back) is expected to practice this week, 710 ESPN's Liz Mathews reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The Seahawks signed Bennett in March in hopes of improving a pass rush that was insufficient last season. Bennett will play behind Red Bryant at left defensive end and likely won't see enough snaps to be a weekly IDP option. He has a torn rotator cuff, but the Seahawks are confident he'll be able to play through it.

2011

Though he is currently listed atop the depth chart at Right DE, he will probably wind up as a backup eventually. Bennett can play DL or DE so he is a versatile player for the team as a backup.