Report: Seahawks spurned 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 with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Meda’s Ian Rapoport. But with the deal on the verge of being finalized, the Seahawks decided to stick with their deal with the Philadelphia 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 receiver Marcus Johnson for Bennett and a seventh-rounder.

.@RapSheet says the deal was done with the Eagles prior to the Patriots offer and the Seahawks wouldn't go back on the Philly deal.

— Jackson Felts (@JacksonKJR) March 7, 2018

Patriots came in with a bigger offer for Michael Bennett after Seahawks and Eagles had basically agreed, per @RapSheet on @NFLTotalAccess. Seattle and Philly “pressed pause,” then ultimately made the deal.

— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) March 8, 2018

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

Michael 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...

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