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Source: Seahawks make Wagner highest-paid MLB with $43M extension

When Bobby Wagner said he wanted to get paid, the Seahawks listened. A day after Wagner called for a contract extension "now," Seattle made him the highest-paid middle linebacker in the NFL, agreeing to a four-year, $43 million deal with $22 million guaranteed, a source told FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo. It's been a free-spending weekend for the Seahawks. On Friday they announced a...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Early impressions from training camp

Seattle Seahawks training camp is only a couple days in, but already there are some players impressing early. Here’s a quick breakdown of my impressions regarding the first couple days of training camp: 1. Cassius Marsh looks on track to make a splash Marsh, the fourth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2014, has shown some great burst off the line early. That’s really encouraging...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chancellor holds out, Bennett shows up as Seahawks camp opens

Unhappy with his contract, Michael Bennett decided to show and avoid the fines. Kam Chancellor decided the best way to get his point across was to hold out. And Bobby Wagner wants his contract extension done "now." While the Seattle Seahawks were celebrating Russell Wilson's contract extension on Friday, there were a handful of players equally unhappy about their contract status...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bennett shows, Chancellor holds out to start Seahawks camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Unhappy with his contract, Michael Bennett decided to show and avoid the fines. Kam Chancellor decided the best way to get his point across was to hold out. And Bobby Wagner wants his contract extension done ''now.'' While the Seattle Seahawks were celebrating Russell Wilson's contract extension on Friday, there were a handful of players equally unhappy about...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson contract increases likelihood of change

It’s not easy to find a franchise quarterback, so the Seattle Seahawks couldn’t afford to let Russell Wilson walk. According to Peter King of The MMQB, Wilson and the team agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million extension with approximately $60 million in guaranteed money. There’s an economic term that describes this situation: opportunity cost. Oxford defines it as “the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks' Bennett a top 5 defensive end, according to Madden 16

Seattle Seahawks' defensive end Michael Bennett wants to be compensated for his play. Madden 16 would seem to support that notion, as it has Bennett ranked No. 3 overall (95) among his peers at the position, trailing only J.J. Watt (99) and Muhammad Wilkerson (96). Per Madden: "Bennett is one of the keys to the Seahawks’ dominant defense. He’s strong across the board and features...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Seahawks need to find a way to keep Michael Bennett happy

A lot of people are worried about Russell Wilson’s contract negotiations with the Seattle Seahawks. Not I. If I have written it once, I have written it fifty times: the Seahawks will pay Wilson handsomely. He’s a franchise quarterback who has won a Super Bowl. That’s not a commodity that NFL teams let walk away these days. Eventually, it will get done. I’m also confident...
Via cover32
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett opens up about life on and off the field

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett recently opened up in a candid interview to the Huffington Post about life before football, being overlooked and what fuels him every time he goes out onto the field. Growing up, Bennett said he used to rough house with his cousins, which is where he got his tackling skills from. The toughness part came from his Grandpa. "I harnessed...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The five all-time funniest quotes from Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is one of the most exciting NFL players to watch on the field and one of the most compelling characters off of it. Over the last couple of years we have been treated to some timeless hilarity from Bennett. Here are the five funniest Bennett quotes of all time… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 top candidates to win MVP in 2015 Fantasy...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 best players on the 2015 Seattle Seahawks roster

The Seattle Seahawks are stocked with talent at all positions, but who’s the best out of all of them? Which Seahawks surpass others? It’s a big task, and I’m sure Seahawks fans can put many different rankings together. Here, I humbly offer my top 10 players on the 2015 Seattle Seahawks roster. 10. Doug Baldwin Baldwin has proved himself valuable in the slot, often being...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Three intangibles that help make the Seattle Seahawks the best team in the NFL

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate how relatively quiet the Seahawks offseason has been. Yes there was the initial concern over Marshawn Lynch’s retirement.  Also, there has been the contract drama with Bruce Irvin and Michael Bennett and the continuing uncertainty of Russell Wilson.  However, that’s largely been it  for the Seahawks. The rest of the news has been...
Via cover32
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Sometimes it’s business before football

As fans we sometimes get immersed in the sport and look forward to good football week in and week out. We often times completely forget about the business side of things. Then comes the offseason when your favorite player gets traded away, your second favorite player opts out of his contract and signs with a new team, players holdout from attending training camp, and your team passed...
Via isportsweb.com
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Three options for the Seattle Seahawks to deal with Michael Bennett

Contract talks for the casual fan are the annoying reminder than the NFL is a business and that the players are in it for something more mundane than gridiron glory.  For more plugged in fans, it is simply a part of the game to learn about.  For the Seattle eahawks we have a case study this offseason in two different ways to approach contract issues. On the one hand we have Russell...
Via cover32
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bennett: They want me to play five positions but pay me for one

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett has been making a lot of noise about his contract and while he skipped voluntary workouts this offseason to force the team's hand, he's now trying to explain the exact reason why he feels he should get a bump in pay. “I know a lot of people disagree because I don’t put up all the numbers, but if you watch the games, I’m...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett gives his reasoning for potential holdout

Michael Bennett is unhappy with his current contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Bennett said last week that holding out at training camp is a possibility. We know Bennett wants more money despite signing a new four-year deal worth 28.5 million just last year. Bennett has now revealed his reasoning on why he deserves more money.“I know a lot of people disagree because I don...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks DL Bennett: Training camp holdout 'definitely possible'  Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett told NFL.com on Monday that it's "definitely possible" he holds out and does not report to the start of ... Russell Wilson wants to be with Seahawks for "really long time" Unless you've been living a rock, you probably know that one of the main summer story...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Says Holding Out Of Camp Is “Definitely Possible”

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett tells NFL Media’s Steve Wyche in a phone conversation Monday that holding out of training camp is “definitely possible.” According to Bennett, he’s willing to incur fines that would come from holding out of camp. Bennett added that the Seahawks are getting a great deal with his contract given that he plays ...The post Seahawks DE Michael Bennett...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Michael Bennett’s holdout with the Seahawks could last a while

A story that has been simmering quietly all offseason for the Seattle Seahawks erupted into a boil late last week. Michael Bennett, Seattle’s sack producing defensive end, indicated he was unhappy with his current deal and that he was willing to stay home in Hawaii for a while. For most fans, holdouts are a minor distraction as players usually give in and show up for camp before...
Via cover32
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett is willing to sit out for new deal

Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks continues to state his case about receiving a new deal from his team and one that he deems fair. Is Michael Bennett over estimating his value in his quest for new money? I believe he is and I will explain why. Let me start off by first saying, I am not here to bash Michael Bennett or any other player in the NFL, nor will I ever bring myself...
Via EndZoneScore
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Could Hold Out Of Training Camp?

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett indicated that he could hold out of training camp if he doesn’t receive a new contract. “Hawaii’s weather is great, so I’ll just keep it at that,” said Bennett, via KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello. “When the weather’s not as nice as it is here, it’s harder to make that decision, ...The post Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Could Hold Out Of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

DE Michael Bennett threatens to hold out

According to Spencer Honda of KHON2, Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett went on a Honolulu television station and said that he is considering holding out of training camp for a new contract with the team. While Bennett did attend the team's mandatory minicamp last week, Bennett seems to have an reversal in thinking in an attempt to get a new deal while hanging...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril 'doesn't fault' Michael Bennett for wanting a new deal

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is looking for a new deal, despite signing a four-year contract worth over $28 million just last year. Teammate Cliff Avril says he completely understands Bennett's point of view and supports him in getting a new deal. “Me and Mike talk pretty often actually,” Avril told SiriusXM NFL Radio, via Pro Football Talk. “We probably talk...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks Showdown – 2015 Defensive Line Vs. 2013 Defensive Line

‘Tis the time of year when all is possible and potential overpowers pragmatism. Pete Carroll and his coaching staff mention a new player that stood out, and fans instantly envision Pro Bowl prowess. A recent topic befitting this time of year is whether this Seahawks team is better than the 2013 squad that won it all. It would be completely silly to compare a team that has yet to...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Unhappy Michael Bennett, Bruce Irvin show up for Seahawks minicamp

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY SportsDefensive end Michael Bennett, linebacker Bruce Irvin and running back Marshawn Lynch were at the Seattle Seahawks facility Tuesday for the start of the three-day minicamp after missing the voluntary organized team activities. Bennett and Irvin are unhappy with their current contract situations. The Seahawks have only one practice day at minicamp...
Via Sports-Glory
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham: “I Can Block Anybody I Want”

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham was not called on to do much blocking when he was a member of the New Orleans Saints. Now, shifting to a first-run offense, Graham’s potential to block has come into the spotlight. The inquiry stemmed from teammate Michael Bennett, who once referred to Graham as “one of the softest players” in the league. Not backing off of Graham,...
Via Sportsnaut
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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