By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Seattle Seahawks intend to re-shape their team this offseason. They are also expected to make changes to their Legion of Boom defense.
The Seahawks have been made it known they are interested in dealing defensive end Michael Bennett. The Seahawks have talked to the Atlanta Falcons about a potential deal.
Dan Quinn, the Falcons Head Coach, was previously the Seahawks defensive coordinator. He also helped the Seahawks win the Super Bowl over the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in North Jersey.
No trade is imminent between the two sides.
The 32-year-old Bennett has three-years left on his contract after signing a three l-year extension in Dec. 2016. His base salary of the lifetime of his deal will be $1.65 million, $6 million, and $7.5 million when the extension officially starts.
The Falcons, if they could pull off such a deal for Bennett, would ensure they have an established pass rusher on their defense. Adrian Clayborn, who led the team with 9.5 sacks last season, is a free agent.
Clayborn is expected to sign a massive deal elsewhere.
Last season, Bennett had 8.5 sacks and 24 quarterback pressures. He has 54 career sacks.
Bennett has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers besides the Seahawks. If he’s traded to the Falcons, it would mean a return to the NFC South, where he played the first part of his career.
In 125 career games, including 75 starts, he has 215 tackles, 54 sacks, four pass deflections, 11 forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He also has one defensive touchdown.
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