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Michael Bennett didn't give Bucs chance to match offer

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01:34 PM ET 03.16 | The Seattle Seahawks are trying to win a Super Bowl right now and added to their roster by picking up defensive end Michael Bennett, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on a one-year, $5 million deal. What's surprising is Bennett did not even give Tampa Bay a chance to match the offer, signing immediately with Seattle, according to Pro Football Talk. "They acted like they didn???t want me, so no, I didn???t go back to them," Bennett said. Bennett will be part of a rotation for Pete Carroll and the Seahawks, as they already signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a two-year contract this offseason and have Chris Clemons already on the team.

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March 16, 2013  01:37 PM ET

So they are going to be him $5m a year and not be the full-time starter?

March 16, 2013  02:22 PM ET

Well the Bucks weren't exactly showing him a lot of love

March 16, 2013  03:42 PM ET

That's an outstanding rotation, they are going to sack them up!!!! Good for the Hawks!!!

March 16, 2013  05:36 PM ET

You did the right thing Michael.

March 16, 2013  07:49 PM ET

Welcome to Seattle, Mr. Bennett.

March 16, 2013  10:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Well the Bucks weren't exactly showing him a lot of love

I'm kind of surprised being he was their best defensive player last season.

March 17, 2013  08:06 AM ET

The Glazer family has always treated the players as "hired help". Not very warm and fuzzy. Good for Michael Bennett, at least he's going somewhere that's got a chance to win.

 
March 17, 2013  10:33 AM ET

The Hawks look as if they are playing poker and going all in to win it all NOW and hell with the future of this organization.

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