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Seahawks agree to four-year deal with Michael Bennett

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Michael Bennett's sticking in Seattle.
Michael Bennett's sticking in Seattle. (USATSI)

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A year after finding a soft free-agent market -- and parlaying a one-year deal into a Super Bowl ring -- Michael Bennett is finally getting paid. The Seahawks defensive end get his cake and eat it too, agreeing to a four-year deal with Seattle that will pay him $32 million.

The Seahawks announced the contract, which Pro Football Talk first reported. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports the deal will average about $8 million a year and be worth $32 million.

Bennett was rumored to be interested in the Bears if he made it to free agency (starting Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET) largely in part to the presence of his brother Martellus Bennett on the roster.

But even Marty B's happy that Michael got paid by the Seahawks.

Bennett recorded nine sacks with the Buccaneers two years ago and found a low market for defensive ends in 2013. He signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Seattle. But he played well enough -- 8.5 sacks, four forced fumbles -- despite a limited number of snaps.

 
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