Michael Bennett 'Would Love' to Return, End Career with Seahawks

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMarch 11, 2020

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 28:  Michael Bennett #79 of the Dallas Cowboys looks over the offense during the first half of a game on Thanksgiving Day against the Buffalo Bills at AT&T Stadium on November 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.  The Bills defeated the Cowboys 26-15.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Defensive end Michael Bennett, who most recently played for the Dallas Cowboys, said that he "would love" to end his career with the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he won two NFC titles and a Super Bowl in the mid-2010s.

He and his wife Pele Bennett spoke with Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest about the topic on the Talkin' Seahawks podcast:

"Oh man," Bennett told Fann. "I'll give that to Pele. Answer that question Pele."

"I'm really looking at him wondering what he's going to say," Pele responded. "I don't have an answer."

The ex-'Hawk spoke more on the topic.

"I think it could be good. It's always good to have a good veteran defender that can help young guys. A lot of guys have skill in the NFL, but a lot of them don't know how to study tape. Having a guy who knows how to study and could bring in some veteran leadership to go along with some great young talent, I would always think that's a good idea."

He added:

"I would love to end my career in Seattle," he said. "It's not up to you, though. It's up to the team."

Bennett, 34, has played 11 NFL seasons, including five with Seattle from 2013 to 2017. He will be a free agent when the new league year begins on March 18.

Bennett finished with 6.5 sacks for the Cowboys and New England Patriots, who traded the defensive end midseason. He had 32 tackles and 15 quarterback hits.

The Seahawks should be in need of pass-rushing help if they're unable to re-sign free agent Jadeveon Clowney, who's expected to command in the neighborhood of $22 million to $23 million on the open market, per Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv.

Bennett likely isn't a long-term solution at defensive end with him turning 35 years old in November, but he was still productive in 15 games last year and could help Seattle's defense even as a rotational player.

The former Texas A&M star has 69.5 sacks for his career, which began in 2009 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played four years in Tampa before signing with Seattle as a free agent before the 2013 season.

Bennett played five years in Seattle before one year with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, when he amassed nine sacks. He joined Dallas in the offseason.

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