NFL Rumors: Michael Bennett’s playing time a factor in his negotiations

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The Seattle Seahawks are still in the running for defensive end Michael Bennett, despite reports that said he was expected to sign with the Bears. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the amount of playing time promised to Bennett will play a factor in his decision.

From Pro Football Talk:

"Still, Bennett was nearly a part-time player in 2013, participating in 57 percent of the snaps.  Based on how the Seahawks used him and presumably how they plan to in 2014 and beyond, $8 million could be a very fair number — especially if the Bears will expect a lot more than 57-percent playing time for $8.5 million per year."


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