Nov 3, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) celebrates a sack against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Chicago Bears could target Michael Bennett in free agency

The Chicago Bears are going through some changes as an organization and those changes could bring some free agency acquisitions this offseason. Chicago may be strapped for cash but that may not stop them from going out and targeting someone to upgrade their defensive line.

According to CSNChicago, the Seahawks may not be able to afford keeping defensive end Michael Bennett and that could lead him to the Bears. One piece of leverage that the Bears have over everyone else is that they already have Bennett’s older brother Martellus on roster.

For that matter, he already is being recruited hard by the Bears – well, one Bear, anyhow – and not in violation of the rules that prohibit negotiations with another team’s pending free agents before Mar. 8.

Bears tight end Martellus Bennett made no secret of his hope to have his older brother in Chicago, where an acute need exists for defensive linemen who can rush passers

While the idea of signing Bennett in the offseason is one that intrigues Bears fans, they might not be able to afford it. Julius Peppers will command a serious salary in 2014, even if Chicago reduces his salary, but Bennett to Chicago remains a serious option at this point in the offseason.

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