Bennett took a chop block to the knees during Sunday's tilt against the Falcons and was thought to have sustained a significant injury. However, it's apparent both he and his team dodged a bullet as Bennett wasn't even limited at practice and is fully expected to play this weekend.
Bennett's injury looked nasty. He was cut down by Falcons' tackle Jake Matthews and appeared to hyperextend his knee, but the injury is apparently not nearly as serious as originally anticipated. He could be back by Week 7, but if he's unable to suit up, expect Quinton Jefferson (thumb) and Frank Clark (hamstring) to see expanded roles.
Bennett was kicked out of Thursday's practice for butting heads with teammates, Sports Illustrated reports.
Bennett is known as a fierce competitor, and his emotions got the better of him Thursday, as he continuously jawed and mixed it up with offensive players during the latter portion of practice. Bennett will almost certainly not face any kind of significant punishment for his behavior, as he is one of the more valuable players on Seattle's defense. The skirmishes Bennett got involved in were most likely just a result of fierce competition, which is often encouraged during training camp, although not to the extent of disrupting practice.
While Bennett is still seeking a new contract with the team this is obviously cause for optimism. The 30-year-old veteran started all 16 games for the
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