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.
Seattle DE Michael Bennett will be testing the free agent market and will not be re-signing with the Seahawks before March 11th, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2014
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.
Seattle has made an offer to Michael Bennett, who has left it on the table to seek others. Will see if he returns. Oak, Chicago, others wait
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2014
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.
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.