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July 27, 2019 04:56 PM
Falcons' Michael Bennett: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 23, 2019 12:48 AM
Falcons' Michael Bennett: Suffers major injury at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 11, 2019 09:40 AM
Falcons' Michael Bennett: Signs reserve/future deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 30, 2018 02:24 PM
Michael Bennett: Cut by Falcons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 2, 2018 10:04 PM
Falcons' Michael Bennett: Inks deal with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 12, 2018 08:32 AM
Michael Bennett: Cut loose by Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 14, 2018 03:08 PM
Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Nearing full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 19, 2017 05:04 PM
Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 17, 2017 04:20 PM
Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Didn't return due to injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett hurt his pectoral muscle Sunday against the Titans and did not return, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Bennett recorded one solo tackle and one pass breakup before leaving the game. If this turns out to be a long-term ailment, expect Dante Fowler Jr. to pick up more defensive snaps in Bennett's absence.

September 7, 2017 05:00 PM
Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Full participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Bennett participated fully in both Wednesday and Thursday's practices, so it doesn't look as though his status for Sunday was ever truly in doubt. The 24-year-old starts the season behind Calais Campbell on the Jaguars depth chart at defensive end.

September 6, 2017 10:32 PM
Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Lands on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett landed on the Jaguars' first official injury report Wednesday with a groin injury, Ryan O'Halloran of reports.

If healthy, Bennett projects to back up Calais Campbell at defensive end this season. It is unclear when he sustained his groin injury or how severe it is. His status will need to be monitored throughout the week.

August 17, 2017 07:56 AM
Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Could miss Week 2 of preseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett (calf) could be sidelined for the team's next exhibition game against the Buccaneers, Ryan O'Halloran of reports.

Bennett was absent from practice Wednesday, which is the reason he is unlikely to take the field Thursday. The 24-year-old is currently competing for snaps providing depth at defensive tackle.

January 26, 2017 11:20 PM
Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Spends 2016 season on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett spent the 2016 season on the injured reserve due to a calf injury.

Bennett's season was marred by injuries from the beginning. He dealt with a hip ailment in the preseason before suffering a calf injury that rendered him out for the entirety of Jacksonville's 2016 campaign. Looking ahead to next season, Bennett -- who is under contrcat with the Jaguars through 2018 -- will try to make an impact on a front seven that saw great contributions from defensive tackles Malik Jackson and Sen'Derrick Marks in 2016.

August 21, 2016 12:13 AM
Jaguars' Michael Bennett: Out for Saturday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett (hip) was sidelined for Saturday's preseason affair with the Buccaneers, John Oehser of reports.

The Ohio State product has been underwhelming in the early going. Although he appeared in 13 games for the Jaguars last season, Bennett was only able to tally 10 combined tackles. The revamped Jaguars' defense is hoping that a healthy Bennett could be a solid return on investment during the regular season.

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Career Defensive Stats
2019ATL000 0.00 000-00
2016JAC000 0.00 000-00
Total16016 12.04 0.500-01

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Ohio State
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