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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...
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9 hours ago  |  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...
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1 day ago  |  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...
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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...
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1 day ago  |  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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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...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  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,...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Check out the Twitter reaction to Cam Jordan’s huge new contract

Cameron Jordan’s new contract seemingly popped up out of nowhere, but there’s no question that he earned it. And you know that he’s been having a great morning. Today's a blessed mornin ain't it… Wake up and be happy — cameron jordan (@camjordan94) June 2, 2015 Way up!I feel blessed!Honestly couldn be more excited to be apart of WHODATNATION for the foreseeable future...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks No. 2 on SI.com offseason power rankings

The Seattle Seahawks did just enough this offseason to make it one of the best in the NFL by adding tight end Jimmy Graham; however, there is some trouble brewing with defensive end Michael Bennett, linebacker Bruce Irvin, and quarterback Russell Wilson. While Bennett and Wilson are looking for new deals, Irvin's fifth -year option was not picked up by the team and his future...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett skips OTAs, wants new deal

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was a no show for the first week of OTAs. While many assumed he was looking for a new deal, Bennett confirmed that speculation at a charity event on Friday. "Trying to get the contract right," said Bennett, per the Seattle Times. "I'll be there shortly. I don't know when I'll be there. Depends on the team and stuff. See how it works...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett isn’t worth the money

I’m sorry to break it to you Michael, but you aren’t “in the realm” of the players that you want to be played similarly to. You aren’t a game changer. You aren’t a top 5 player, and you should not be paid like one. Top 10 on the other hand sure I will give you that but, top 5, no way. Michael Bennett recently signed a 4 year deal with the Seahawks, who are not known to...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks Position Outlook: Tight End Set for 2015

The way the offseason started, Seattle Seahawks fans may not have felt very excited about how the tight end position was shaping up for their team for 2015. Zach Miller was released and Tony Moeaki wasn't retained, leaving only Luke Willson left on the roster. Willson began to work himself into a groove towards the end of the season, but still demonstrated that his hands can't be...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks should not give Michael Bennett a new deal

For the past couple years, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has been involved in financial talks with the Seahawks. After his 2013 campaign, Bennett signed a four-year, $28.5 million deal, with $16 million guaranteed. This offseason, Bennett wants to address this deal again to earn some more money. “Trying to get the contract right,’’ Bennett said, when asked...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett confirms OTA absence is contract related

Seattle Seahawks defesnive end Michael Bennett stated what many already believed to be the obvious - he's holding out of OTAs for a new contract. "Trying to get the contract right,’’ Bennett said, via the Seattle Times. “I’ll be there shortly. I don’t know when I’ll be there. Depends on the team and stuff. See how it works out." Bennett, in the second year of a...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett admits he wants new contract from Seahawks

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsMichael Bennett’s absence from the the Seahawks’ organized team activities this week showed his desire to get a new contract from Seattle. And in comments before his dinner and auction to raise money to fight childhood obesity, Bennett admitted he has asked the Seahawks for a new deal. “Trying to get the contract right,’’ said Bennett...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett Confirms He’s Asked Seahawks For New Deal, Wants To Be Paid As A Top-8 DE

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett confirmed that he has asked the team for a new contract during a dinner in for his foundation Friday night. “Trying to get the contract right,’’ said Bennett, when asked about skipping the first three OTAs this week, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “I’ll be there shortly. I don’t know when ... The post Michael Bennett Confirms He...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Irvin and Michael Bennett both no show for first day of Seahawks OTAs

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that the Seattle Seahawks should consider trading both Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin to the Atlanta Falcons. It’s an admittedly difficult task to get equal value for those two, but getting rid of them may be more about addition by subtraction, because they are quickly becoming locker room trouble. Michael Bennett, Bruce Irvin skip Seahawks OTAs...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett fires away at Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

While Michael Bennett may have spent his first four years in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he apparently isn't living with very fond memories of that time. After the Bucs let Bennett walk in free agency, the edge rusher who's now a part of the Seattle Seahawks didn't have the kindest of words for the Bucs, according to Clark Mitchell of Chat Sports.The quotes came from...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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