If Seahawks can't sign Bennett, here are NFL free agent DEs

If Seahawks can't sign Bennett, here are NFL free agent DEs

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Michael Bennett had 31 total tackles, 8.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 touchdown for the Seahawks in 2013. If Seattle can't re-sign this free agent, here's a look at other free agent defensive ends, according to NFL.com (Note: some of these players are listed at other positions by their respective teams.)


by KING 5 News


Posted on February 18, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 2:17 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have several key free agents they would like to re-sign for 2014, but may not be able to get all of them under contract.

One of them is defensive end Michael Bennett, who led the team with 8.5 sacks in 2013 and also had a fumble recovery for a touchdown as well as a key fumble recovery in the NFC Championship Game.

Bennett has said that he will not take the so-called "hometown discount" to stay in Seattle.

If the Seahawks can't re-sign him, then they may have to hit the free agent market or the NFL Draft to find a replacement.

Here is a list of the free agent defensive ends this offseason, according to NFL.com. (Note: Some of these players have moved to other positions, but they are listed as defensive ends on the NFL website's free agent list.)

  • Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings
  • Robert Ayers, Denver Broncos
  • Marcus Benard, Arizona Cardinals
  • Michael Bennett, Seattle Seahawks
  • Andre Carter, New England Patriots
  • Kenyon Coleman, New Orleans Saints
  • Keyunta Dawson, New Orleans Saints
  • Everson Griffen, Minnesota Vikings
  • Greg Hardy, Carolina Panthers
  • Lamarr Houston, Oakland Raiders
  • Jason Hunter, Oakland Raiders
  • Israel Idonije, Detroit Lions
  • Tyson Jackson, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Johnny Jolly, Green Bay Packers
  • Arthur Jones, Baltimore Ravens
  • Michael Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Ricardo Mathews, Indianapolis Colts
  • Jeremy Mincey, Denver Broncos
  • Mike Neal, Green Bay Packers
  • Frostee Rucker, Arizona Cardinals
  • Matt Shaughnessy, Arizona Cardinals
  • Lawrence Sidbury, Indianapolis Colts
  • Antonio Smith, Houston Texans
  • Anthony Spencer, Dallas Cowboys
  • Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Justin Tuck, New York Giants
  • Corey Wootton, Chicago Bears
  • C.J. Wilson, Green Bay Packers
  • Jarius Wynn, Dallas Cowboys
  • Willie Young, Detroit Lions