Michael Bennett Takes Hometown Discount To Sign With Seahawks

Michael BennettSuper Bowl champion defensive end Michael Bennett will not hit the open market.

The Seahawks signed Bennett before the start of free agency, which is 4 p.m. Tuesday. Bennett signed a four-year, $28.5 million contract with $16 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.com. He had higher offers from two other teams but took less money to re-sign with the Seahawks.

Bennett said after the Super Bowl that there is no such thing as a hometown discount, saying, “This is not Costco. This is not Walmart — this is real life.”

Bennett had 8.5 sacks for the Seahawks in 2013. His decision to sign a one-year deal worth $4.8 million last offseason paid off.

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