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Seahawks' Michael Bennett would like to re-sign with team


Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had another solid season in 2013. He recored 8.5 sacks, forced and recovered a fumble. He also is an impending free agent and could be playing his last game for the Seahawks, but he doesn’t necessarily plan on leaving town after the big game.

“I would love to stay in Seattle. I love everything about the players, the coaches and the fans,” Bennett said, via the Seattle Times.

Bennett hasn’t put too much thought into the next contract at the moment.

“I don’t think about the money because it’s not in my account (laughing). You do want long-term deals, but I don’t think about it as much as some people think I think about it,” Bennett said. “I think about winning the game. I’m taking it one game at a time, taking care of this moment and playing for this team.”

He played the previous season on a one-year contract, so he could be looking for a longer deal this time around.

“Every year is ‘prove-it’ contract in the NFL, because, unlike the NBA, our contracts aren’t guaranteed, so every year you have to prove yourself or you’ll be replaced. Every year you go out there with the same goal, to go out there and prove (yourself). That’s all you can do every year.”

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