Bennett signs deal to stay with Seahawks

Bennett signs deal to stay with Seahawks

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Bennett signs deal to stay with Seahawks

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by KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:24 PM

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.

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