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Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Seeking Trade To Falcons & New Contract?

Update:

Terry Blount of ESPN is denying the report that Seahawks DE Michael Bennett is seeking a trade to the Falcons and a new contract.

  • According to Blount, the team has no knowledge of Bennett wanting to be traded.

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Clarence Hill, citing multiple sources, is reporting that Seahawks DE Michael Bennett is seeking a trade to the Falcons and a new contract.

  • Hill mentions that the Seahawks could target free agent DE Greg Hardy as potential replacement to Bennett.

The Falcons hired former Seahawks DC Dan Quinn and could really use a solid defensive end like Bennett.

Bennett, 29, signed four-year, $32 million contract that included $16 million guaranteed with the Seahawks in March of last year. He still has another three years remaining on the agreement to go along with base salaries of $6 million (2015), $4 million (2016), and $6 million (2017).

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Bennett would free up $2 million in cap space next year while also create $6 million in dead money.

In 2014, Bennett appeared in all 16 games and recorded 39 tackles, seven sacks, and a forced fumble.