Michael Bennett’s future with the Seahawks gets murkier following Pete Carroll comments, ESPN report

INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Bennett’s already uncertain future with the Seahawks became even shakier Thursday with a report from ESPN that Seattle is shopping the veteran defensive lineman during talks with teams at the NFL Combine.

Bennett’s future has been the subject of much discussion since the end of the 2017 season when Bennett said on several occasions he didn’t know for sure if he would be back with the team in 2018.

Coach Pete Carroll didn’t throw any cold water on the idea that team could move on from Bennett when asked about Bennett’s status during his press conference Thursday.

“I haven’t talked to Mike in a while now,” Carroll said. “But it’s the time of year, conversations going in all directions.’’

The ESPN report makes clear it is Seattle initiating many of those conversations when it comes to Bennett.

The Seahawks are also thought at least listening to offers for cornerback Richard Sherman and potentially safety Earl Thomas, the latter mostly dependent on if Seattle thinks it will have difficulty re-signing Thomas, whose contract expires following the 2018 season and has already said he would consider holding out if he does not get a new deal before the

Article source: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/report-seahawks-shopping-michael-bennett-in-trade-talks/

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