Michael Bennett Skips OTAs, 'Trying To Get Contract Right'

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Michael Bennett Skips OTAs, 'Trying To Get Contract Right' 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sat May 30, 2015 4:49 pm

Michael Bennett was a no-show for the Seattle Seahawks' organized team activities this week as he attempts to get a new contract.

"Trying to get the contract right," Bennett said Friday at a charity event, per The Seattle Times. "I'll be there shortly. I don't know when I'll be there. Depends on the team and stuff. See how it works out."

In just the second season of a four-year, $28.5 million deal he inked last March, Bennett confirmed that he asked Seattle's front office for more money.

"Somewhere near the top seven at my position, top eight at my position," Bennett said after playing 85 percent of the team's snaps on defense last season. "Not a lot of guys play inside and out (tackle and end). Not a lot of guys do what I do. So I feel like I should be somewhere near there."

Said Bennett: "I just want to be in the realm of the guys that play like me."

Via Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Re: Michael Bennett Skips OTAs, 'Trying To Get Contract Right' 

Post#2 » by gokings2010 » Sat May 30, 2015 7:56 pm

Then he should have not signed a contract he didn't like. So he did now shut up and play!!
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Post#3 » by anatomicbomb » Sat May 30, 2015 10:38 pm

gokings2010 wrote:Then he should have not signed a contract he didn't like. So he did now shut up and play!!


And if management doesn't like what he brings to the organization, they'll release him.
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Re: Michael Bennett Skips OTAs, 'Trying To Get Contract Right' 

Post#4 » by chrispatrick » Sun May 31, 2015 2:03 am

anatomicbomb wrote:
gokings2010 wrote:Then he should have not signed a contract he didn't like. So he did now shut up and play!!


And if management doesn't like what he brings to the organization, they'll release him.


Sure, that's true. Of course if management didn't like what a player brought to their organization, management couldn't ask for the player's signing bonus back.
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Post#5 » by anatomicbomb » Sun May 31, 2015 5:25 am

chrispatrick wrote:
anatomicbomb wrote:
gokings2010 wrote:Then he should have not signed a contract he didn't like. So he did now shut up and play!!


And if management doesn't like what he brings to the organization, they'll release him.


Sure, that's true. Of course if management didn't like what a player brought to their organization, management couldn't ask for the player's signing bonus back.


But management could, say, deny him his hold out demands for the entire season. In the end, he may get the deal he wants, but even if he does, it's possible it could (even irreparably) damage his career. The organization still suffers less risk than the athlete.
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