NFC West Notes: Bennett, Seahawks, 49ers

Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is still upset with his contract and Joel Corry of (on Twitter) offered up a potential solution to the issue. He writes that Seattle could convert his $1MM 46-man active roster bonus ($62,500 per game) into base salary, which would give him some extra financial security. That gesture might not satisfy Bennett, who finds himself ranked 10th in average annual salary amongst 4-3 defensive ends and 27th in the NFL amongst all defensive linemen. Bennett is entering the year three of a four-year, $28.5MM deal.

  • When asked if Anthony Davis plans on filing for reinstatement, allowing him to report to 49ers camp on time, the offensive lineman’s camp declined comment, Matt Maiocco of tweets. Meanwhile, based on what Davis has been posting on social media, it seems like he is training for a comeback, Maiocco writes.
  • In this week’s mailbag, Matt Maiocco of compared the expectations of the team under new 49ers head coach Chip Kelly versus where the bar was set in Jim Harbaugh‘s first season.
  • Sad news this morning as we learned that former Cardinals head coach Dennis Green has passed away at the age of 67.
  • An early June report indicated that the Rams were working on extensions for both general manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher, but it sounds like little progress has been made on either front. Fisher is reportedly among the highest-paid coaches in the league, as he’s reportedly earning around $7MM annually.
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    Bennett can shut his mouth. He chose to leave money on the table and resign with Seattle. It was reported that the Bears were offering him more cash.

    • whereslou

      He also took a bit more money up front I believe and less at the back end to get more cash fast. I am not 100% sure if he did this but thought he did. To me it is a smart move for teams pay players more up front so they get more money faster but the player always seems to forget they got more money up front. I don’t have a problem with players being paid the going rate but they need to remember if they took more up front. Kam is another one that did this at least play 3 years of your 4 year contract before whining about not getting paid enough.


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