The Seattle Seahawks announced Monday that defensive end Michael Bennett has signed a multi-year deal to stay with the defending Super Bowl champion. The team is expected to announced the deal at a news conference Monday.
NBC's Pro Football Talk said Bennett signed a four-year deal.
Chicago had reportedly been negotiating with Bennett, who brother is a tight end with the Bears.
Bennett was set to become a free agent on Tuesday. Bennett had an excellent season for the Seahawks in 2013 after he signed a one-year deal for $4.8 million.
He previously was released by the Seahawks in 2009 as an undrafted rookie. He then played four seasons in Tampa Bay.
In 2013, Bennett recorded 8.5 regular-season sacks, as well as a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Against New Orleans in the divisional-round game, Bennett had six tackles, a forced fumble and fumble recovery as well as a half-sack. In the NFC Championship, he tallied a sack and recovered a fumble against division-rival San Francisco.
Bennett has 145 tackles and 23.5 sacks in his career.