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Seahawks' Michael Bennett: Pete Carroll is like Willy Wonka
by Shawn Krest |

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had an interesting perspective on playing for head coach Pete Carroll.

"It's like playing for Willy Wonka," he said in an appearance on Seattle's 750 AM. "He’s crazy. He wants to be young. He just is one of those guys who’s always up beat, wants to have a good time, and let’s you be yourself."

Bennett also addressed his contract dispute. He has complained about his four-year, $28.5 million contract several times this offseason. "People get mad when players ask for raises … but they don’t understand a team’s longevity," he said. "The Seahawks are going to be around for as long as there is an NFL. But a player only has so much time."

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Disgruntled Seahawks DE Michael Bennett unlikely to be dealt
by Marty Gitlin |

Defensive end Michael Bennett wants out of Seattle after signing a four-year, $32 million contract last offseason to stay with the Seahawks. But the possibility of a trade appears unlikely, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has reported.

"He's kinda sorta tried to say that he didn't really want to be dealt after all, but that's not flying anywhere," La Canfora wrote. "He and his agent have made it clear he'd rather not be back in Seattle and while the Seahawks aren't ones to back down, perhaps something emerges that makes sense for all parties prior to the start of the regular season.

"Kind of odd not to be so happy in a franchise that competes for the Lombardi Trophy, and until or unless the Seahaws put out explicit word that Bennett has permission to speak to other teams, I don't see any clubs nibbling in this era of hyper-sensitivity over tampering regulations. But there's a lot of time between now and September for something to perhaps change."

Bennett contributed to 38 tackles a year ago and added seven sacks.

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Michael Bennett misses Seahawks' workouts
by Shawn Krest |

Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett missed the opening of the team's strength and conditions workout on Monday.

The two-week program is voluntary for veterans, so Bennett won't be punished for missing it. The Seattle Times reported that Bennett was not satisfied with his contract. Bennett is in the second year of a four-year, $28.5 million contract. 

A source told the Times that Bennett won't report, because he wants the team to renegotiate. 

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GM John Schneider: DE Michael Bennett has not asked for trade
by Dave Peters |

Despite recent speculation that defensive end Michael Bennett has asked the Seahawks to trade him, general manager John Schneider said that isn't the case, per ESPN.

"It's my understanding that Michael is very happy in Seattle," Schneider said Monday at the NFL owners meetings. "He loves playing there. He's never asked to be traded."

Bennett, 29, started all 16 games last season for the Super Bowl runner-up Seahawks. In six seasons, the defensive end has racked up 167 total tackles, 30.5 sacks, three passes defensed and six forced fumbles.

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Report: Seahawks DE Michael Bennett seeking trade to Falcons
by R.J. White |

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is seeking a trade to the Falcons, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Bennett is looking to join former Seahawks defensive coordinator and current Falcons coach Dan Quinn in Atlanta. The defensive end racked up 15 1/2 sacks with the Seahawks over the last two seasons after managing 15 sacks in four years with the Buccaneers.

Bennett has three years remaining on the four-year deal he signed before last season but is also seeking a new contract as part of his potential move to Atlanta.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Seattle Seahawks000.000000.0000
2009Tampa Bay Buccaneers732.011000.0000
2010Tampa Bay Buccaneers131513.021000.0001
2011Tampa Bay Buccaneers143935.044000.0000
2012Tampa Bay Buccaneers164134.079000.0003
2013Seattle Seahawks163118.0138.5000.0000
2014Seattle Seahawks163826.0127000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Seattle Seahawks000000000
2009Tampa Bay Buccaneers700000000
2010Tampa Bay Buccaneers1300000000
2011Tampa Bay Buccaneers1400102020
2012Tampa Bay Buccaneers1600300000
2013Seattle Seahawks16001012211
2014Seattle Seahawks1600100000
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