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Top Michael Bennett News

  • Falcons' Michael Bennett: Placed on IR

    The Falcons placed Bennett (ankle) on injured reserve Friday.

    No surprise here, as Bennett suffered a broken ankle at practice earlier in the week. Injuries have been an issue for Bennett, as he also missed most of the 2017 season due to a torn pectoral and was sidelined during this spring's OTAs with a hand injury. The 26-year-old will now look forward to at working through another recovery process.

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  • Falcons' Michael Bennett: Suffers major injury at practice

    Bennett broke his ankle at practice Monday and is out indefinitely, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Bennett did enough in his two-game midseason audition with the Falcons to draw a reserve deal for 2019, but unfortunately he just continues to be besieged by injury. Bennett missed nearly the entire 2017 season with the Jaguars due to a torn pectoral, and he also suffered a left hand injury during OTAs last month prior to Monday's mishap. With Bennett now presumed out for an extended period of time, Justin Zimmer, Ra'Shede Hageman and Jacob Tuioti-Mariner will compete for roster spots behind Grady Jarrett, Jack Crawford, Tyeler Davison and Deadrin Senat.

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  • Falcons' Michael Bennett: Signs reserve/future deal

    The Falcons signed Bennett to a reserve/future contract on Thursday, Kelsey Conway of the team's official site reports.

    Bennett played two games with Atlanta in 2018 before being waived on Oct. 30, and he now rejoins the team. The 25-year-old defensive tackle will work to carve out a depth role with the Falcons this offseason.

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  • Michael Bennett: Cut by Falcons

    Bennett was waived by the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Bennett had played two games with the Falcons this season, accumulating five tackles (four solo) and one sack. Bennett was cut to make room for offensive lineman Zane Beadles on the active roster. The 25-year-old defensive tackle is now free to sign with any team.

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  • Falcons' Michael Bennett: Inks deal with Atlanta

    Bennett signed with the Falcons on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of reports.

    Bennett's signing comes on the heels of Grady Jarrett's ankle injury. With Jarrett potentially out for a few weeks, Atlanta has opted to beef up its defensive interior through Bennett. The former Ohio State standout was with Jacksonville at the start of the season.

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  • Michael Bennett: Cut loose by Jacksonville

    Bennett was released by the Jaguars on Tuesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    With Fowler returning from his one-game suspension this week, Bennett was released in order to clear a roster spot. Bennett was inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Giants.

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  • Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Nearing full health

    Bennett (pectoral) took part in individual drills during Wednesday's minicamp practice and hopes to go through team drills Thursday, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

    Bennett has only played in one game over the past two seasons, but the defensive tackle is finally feeling healthy. He was placed on injured reserve after suffering a pectoral injury in Week 2 last season and he missed all of 2016 with a calf issue.

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  • Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Placed on IR

    Bennett (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Bennett suffered a pectoral injury in Sunday's game against the Titans and did not return. With Bennett now out for at least eight weeks, Dexter Fowler Jr. will likely take on a higher percentage of defensive snaps in his absence.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 275 lbs
Birthplace: Dayton, OH, USA
Age: 31
School: Ohio State
Experience: 5