Michael Bennett ‘committed’ to playing in 2018
Michael Bennett isn’t ready to walk away from the game. Whether his next snap comes with the Seahawks or another team isn’t as certain.
The 32-year-old defensive end expressed his desire to continue playing after Seattle’s Week 17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but spoke as if there was a better chance of him doing so elsewhere in 2018.
Seattle, a team that isn’t getting any younger defensively, is projected to have $19.41 million in cap space in 2018 (per OverTheCap) after squeezing the team’s payroll just under the cap by less than $2 million in 2017. Schneider has becoming known for performing near miracles with cap space in the past, but as they say, this is a business. Cutting Bennett wouldn’t yield massive cap relief, but would fall under that business category.
Has Bennett been told he’s going to be a cap casualty?
No, Bennett said. Just saying you just never know with losses and transitions in sports. It’s just one of those things.
Considering Thomas’ comments — When Seattle kicks me to the curb, please, the Cowboys, come get me — and Bennett’s hinting at his uncertain future, it appears as though the team’s veterans are sensing change is around the corner. Whether Seattle’s future plans include Bennett remains to be seen.
I am excited to have Mike Vrabel joining our organization as our new head coach, Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement released by the team.
We have a chance to build on the solid foundation that we established over the past couple of years and I believe Mike is the right person to continue that progress.
As a player, Vrabel began his professional career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but flourished as a part of New England’s title-winning defenses in the early-to-mid 2000s. Vrabel joined the Patriots for the franchise’s first Super Bowl-winning season of 2001 and excelled there through 2008, winning two more titles along the way. He finished his career on a two-year stint in Kansas City, then retired and returned to his alma mater of Ohio State to enter coaching.