Michael Bennett: “I Probably Won’t Be Back” With Seahawks
Seahawks veteran DE Michael Bennett tells Gregg Bell of the News Tribune that he “most likely gained’t be again” with Seattle subsequent 12 months.
“Just looks like it’s a younger man’s sport. I can see them going youthful, with youthful gamers,” Bennett mentioned. “That’s a part of the sport.”
There has been quite a lot of hypothesis in latest weeks about main adjustments coming to the Seahawks, notably on the defensive aspect of the ball, provided that they’ve some ageing gamers that carry excessive cap figures.
According to Bennett, it gained’t be stunning if the group makes quite a lot of adjustments subsequent 12 months.
“I count on there to be quite a lot of adjustments,” Bennett mentioned. “Especially once you lose, there’s at all times adjustments. … Like I mentioned, it’s a younger man’s sport. We misplaced quite a lot of gamers, and we’ve seen a few of these nice gamers, when these younger folks received within the sport they needed to be ready. So I might see making an attempt to get these guys going and seeing what occurs.
“With me, I’m tremendous. I imply, no matter occurs, I’ve liked being a Seahawk. … You love the group. You love the gamers that you simply performed with. We’ve gained quite a lot of video games. So if I’m not right here I might by no means have any exhausting emotions towards the group. I really like Pete Carroll and (common supervisor) John Schneider, and we simply transfer ahead. It’s a part of soccer.
“This is simply a part of sports activities. It simply continue to grow and also you constantly play for an additional group, in case you have the chance.”
Bennett, 32, started his NFL profession with the Buccaneers and spent 4 years in Tampa Bay earlier than signing on with the Seahawks as a free agent again in 2013. Seattle signed him to a brand new four-year, $39 million contract that included $17.5 million assured final 12 months.
Bennett stands to make base salaries of $1.5 million and $6 million over the subsequent two years of the settlement.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Bennett would liberate $2,025,000 of accessible cap area whereas creating $5,212,500 in useless cash. However, in the event that they designate him as a post-June 1 launch, these figures enhance to $5.5 million in cap financial savings and simply $1,737,500 in useless cash.
Entering right now’s sport, Bennett had appeared in 15 video games for the Seahwaks and recorded 39 tackles, eight.5 sacks, and a move protection. Pro Football Focus has him rated because the No. 39 edge rusher out of 109 qualifying gamers.
We’ll have extra relating to Bennett and the Seahawks because the information is out there.