Report: Seahawks DE Michael Bennett out 2-3 weeks due to knee surgery

November 15, 2016

The Seattle Seahawks went into Sunday knowing they’d be without one of their best defensive players, but Michael Bennett will reportedly be out longer than just one week.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Bennett is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss two to three weeks.

Bennett had already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, a significant loss for a team facing one of the best passing offenses in the NFL. He suffered the injury back in Week 6 but was able to play last week against the Cardinals.

The injury occurred on a cut block by Atlanta Falcons tackle Jake Matthews.


“To me it’s a scary, [expletive] move. Honestly, I think if you dive at someone else’s legs, you’re a little [expletive],” Bennett said after Seattle's game against Atlanta.

The eight-year veteran hasn’t missed a single game since 2011 when he was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has played all 54 games since re-joining the Seahawks in 2013.

Frank Clark, a second-year pro who’s played extremely well this season, will likely replace Bennett in the starting lineup opposite Cliff Avril.