Report: Seahawks rejected Patriots' offer for Michael Bennett
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By Henry McKenna

The New England Patriots may have been too late.

They threw in an offer for Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett after the team had agreed to terms on a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. But with the deal on the verge of being finalized, the Seahawks decided to stick with their deal with the Eagles.

So instead of taking the Patriots’ third-round pick for Bennett and a seventh-rounder, the Seahawks stuck with the Eagles’ fifth-rounder and wide receiver Marcus Johnson for Bennett and a seventh-rounder.

Bennett, 32, is the brother of tight end Martellus Bennett, whom the Patriots released on Wednesday. Martellus Bennett spent all of 2016 and two games in 2017 with the Patriots.

Michael Bennett has played for the Seahawks and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 125 career games, he has recorded 215 tackles, 54 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and four pass deflections, helping lead the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances.

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