2016 was the third year of a four-year, $32 million contract that Bennett signed with Seattle in 2014. Of the $31 million outlined in his new deal, $17.5 million is guaranteed. Bennett has been a key player in a Seattle defense that has been among the best in the NFL for years now. He's recorded 32 tackles and 4.0 sacks in the 10 games he's played this season.
Bennett injured his neck last week against the Rams. While at first it looked as if he may have suffered some sort of catastrophic injury, it appears Bennett is completely in the clear after practicing in full form Thursday.
Bennett (neck) participated in walk-throughs Tuesday and is expected to be ready for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Liz Mathews of ESPN reports.
Bennett was forced to exit Thursday's game against Los Angeles to be evaluated for a concussion but in the end turned out to have merely wrenched his neck a bit. He may miss some practice time due to the issue but should be expected to be full go on Saturday, barring any setbacks.
Bennett does not have a concussion as first reported, but "wrenched his neck" during Seattle's 24-3 win against the Rams on Thursday, the Seattle Times reports.
Bennet had a sack, but it was wiped out by a penalty. "Mike feels fine," coach Pete Carroll said. "He wrenched his neck. It wasn't a hit to the head."
The injury occurred early in the fourth quarter, and Bennett collided with running back Todd Gurley in the backfield. He had recorded two tackles and a sack prior to exiting. Frank Clark figures to fill in at defensive end while Bennett is sidelined.
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|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||15||13.0||2||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||39||35.0||4||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||41||34.0||7||9||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
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|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|
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