TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 30: Michael Bennett #29 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushes for a second half touchdown against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on December 30, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Michael Bennett looked to be a hot commodity once free fgency started, with several teams reportedly interested in his services.
Then the interest in him sort of went away. Now we know why.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Bennett has a torn rotator cuff. The Seattle Seahawks ended up signing him on a 1-year deal worth $5 million, and they may have taken a big gamble on whether Bennett recovers from his injury in time or whether he's even effective once he's healed. No word yet if he'll undergo surgery or just rehab.
Seahaws DE Michael Bennett, who left Tampa for Seattle, was diagnosed with torn rotator cuff. Injury why Bennett got a 1-yr deal in SEA.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 24, 2013