Report: Contract Extension Between SEA & DE Michael Bennett “Not Happening Soon”


Earlier today, Ian Rapoport reported that the Seahawks will re-sign impending free agent DE Michael Bennett.

However, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that a contract extension is “not happening soon.

Florio, citing a league source with knowledge of the situation, mentions that nothing is imminent at this point in time.

Bennett, 28, was forced to sign a one-year contract worth $5 million with the Seahawks, despite coming off of a decent 2012 season for the Buccaneers in 2012. The floor seemed to fall out of the defensive end market last year, which led to a number of players accepting limited contracts including: John AbrahamDwight Freeney, and Shaun Phillips.

Bennett did his best to increase his market value this year by tallying 8.5 sacks for the Seahawks defense. Pro Football Focus actually has had him rated as a top-10 4-3 defensive end for the past two years.

There has been some talk that Bennett could land in Chicago with his brother, but that appears to be just a speculative idea as of right now.

We have Bennett listed as the No. 8 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.

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