Jan 30, 2014; Jersey City, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (72) at a press conference at The Westin in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency: Michael Bennett will not resign with Seattle Seahawks, Bears interested?

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will no be re-signing with the Super Bowl champions and will test free agency according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bennett signed a one-year deal after playing the first four seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had a careeer-high nine sacks in his final season in Tampa and had 8.5 sacks in what appears will be his lone season in the Emerald City.

Bennett along with Cliff Avril were two huge additions to the Seahawks defensive line in free agency last season and were instrumental in their march toward winning the Super Bowl this past season.

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport tweets the departure of Bennett means that Chris Clemons is safe in Seattle.

As far as a potential landing spot for the 6-4, 271-pound 28-year-old defensive end, how about the Chicago Bears where his brother Martellus Bennett was signed by the team last season and is already a massive hit with the fans.


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  • ManGod

    Best move and immediate steal of the Free Agency…Chicago Bears designate J Peppers a June 1st cut and sign M Bennett DE (FA Seattle). Then follow that with a re-signing of Peanut Tillman and Henry Melton. Pursue Everson Griffen (possible FA Minnesota and sign him to a ‘club friendly performance contract’. Results are immediate and defensive woes minimized as Monsters of the Midway return in 2014 and the Bears are catapulted into top 5 Teams to win the NFC.