Report: Michael Bennett wants trade to Falcons

Michael Bennett (72) reportedly wants to be traded to the Atlanta Falcons to be reunited with head coach Dan Quinn. (Scott Eklund/Associated Press)

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Michael Bennett (72) reportedly wants to be traded to the Atlanta Falcons to be reunited with head coach Dan Quinn. (Scott Eklund/Associated Press)

FLOWERY BRANCH – Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett, who had his career turned around by Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, is seeking a trade to Falcons, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Bennett just signed a four-year, $28.5 million contract with the Seahawks last season.

Bennett, 28, signed with Seattle during free agent in 2013. He played under Quinn in 2013 and 2014 and developed into one of the league’s top pass rushers with 15.5 sacks.

Seattle and Dallas are in a match to sign former Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy. If Seattle gets Hardy, Bennett may be on the market.

The Falcon would not comment on this matter and have a long-standing policy of not commenting on personnel matters.

The Falcons entered free agency attempting to improve their pass rush. The team signed linebackers Brooks Reed, Justin Durant and O'Brien Schofield. The Falcons also added defensive end Adrian Clayborn.


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