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32. Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett was not drafted after he left Texas A&M in 2009, but he signed with the Seattle Seahawks.  He was released before he could play a down.

Michael Bennett Retires

As we approach the training camp of the NFL season, it is an annual occurrence to expect sudden retirements. We have our first significant one, with Michael Bennett, a Defensive End with the New England Patriots.

Bennett went undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2009, but was signed by the Seattle Seahawks, though was released after a brief run on the practice squad.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed him, where he made the team and as a backup Defensive End.  Bennett became a starter in 2011, and in 2012, he had his best year as a Buccaneer with nine Sacks and 41 Tackles.

After that year, he rejoined Seattle as a Free Agent, where he would have his best run in football.  Bennett helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII, and would go to the Pro Bowl three straight seasons (2015-17), with the first of those seasons being a ten-sack year.  

Bennett would play for Philadelphia in 2018, and for Dallas and New England in 2019.

Bennett retires with 69.5 Sacks and 359 Tackles.

In the future, we will be writing a bio for Bennett in the 2025 Football Futures section.

We here at would like to wish Michael Bennett the best in his post-playing career.

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