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Michael Bennett

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Defensive End Age: 34 Exp: 11 Years
Undrafted: 2009, Seahawks College: Texas A&M Agent(s): Wasserman Media Group

Cowboys – The Athletic

Player Status: Inactive
  • Current Contract

    Michael Bennett signed a 2 year, $16,750,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $4,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,375,000. In 2020, Bennett will earn a base salary of $7,000,000 and a roster bonus of $1,250,000, while carrying a cap hit of $8,250,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $16,750,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $8,375,000
    Total Guarantees $4,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $4,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 33 $1,764,706 $1,406,250 $3,170,956 - $3,213,489($3,213,489)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $3,170,956 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $3,170,956 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $3,170,956 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2019 Cap Savings: $3,170,956
    2020 Contract details by year 34 $7,000,000 $1,250,000 $8,250,000 - $8,250,000($11,463,489)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Dead Cap: $0 2020 Cap Savings: $0
    2020 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2019 Per Game Active Bonus: $93,750 ($1.5M)
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $78,125 ($1.25M)
    • 2020 voided per restructure
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2019 Player contract details by year $1,058,824 $2,000,000 $562,500 - $3,621,323 $5,621,323($5,621,323)
    2020 Player contract details by year - $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000 -($5,621,323)

     


    Previous Contracts

    2016-2020

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,500,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $10,166,667
    Total Guarantees $14,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
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    2014-2017

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $28,500,000
    Signing Bonus $8,000,000
    Average Salary $7,125,000
    Total Guarantees $16,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
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    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,800,000
    Signing Bonus $1,500,000
    Average Salary $4,800,000
    Total Guarantees $1,500,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA
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    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,742,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,742,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA
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    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $480,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $480,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2012 / RFA
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    2009-2010Entry Level

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $708,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000
    Average Salary $354,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2011 / RFA
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $310,000 $3,000 - - - - - $313,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $395,000 - - - - - - $395,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - - - - - - $480,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,742,000 - - - - - - $2,742,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $300,000 - - - - $4,800,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $8,000,000 - - - - - $10,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - - - - $16,742 $6,016,742
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $5,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $1,500,000 - - - - $15,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,650,000 - $4,000,000 - - - - $5,650,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,764,706 - $1,406,250 - - - $42,533 $3,213,489
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,058,824 $4,000,000 $562,500 - - - - $5,621,323
    11 seasons $29,400,530 $21,503,000 $8,768,750 - - - $59,275 $59,731,554
    $29,400,530 $21,503,000 $8,768,750 - - - $59,275 $59,731,554
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $21,310,000 $17,503,000 $2,800,000 - - - - $41,629,742
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,617,000 - - - - - - $3,617,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,650,000 - $4,000,000 - - - - $5,650,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,764,706 - $1,406,250 - - - - $3,213,489
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,058,824 $4,000,000 $562,500 - - - - $5,621,323
  • Fines

    • Player contract details by year 10/15/2019, 1 game $270,220

      Conduct Detrimental to the Team


    • Player contract details by year 01/11/2019, $10,026

      Hands to the face against Kyle Long (CHI)


    • Player contract details by year 10/19/2018, $20,054

      Roughing the Passer against Eli Manning (NYG)


    • Player contract details by year 12/23/2016, $12,154

      Excessive Celebration ( sack dance) against Los Angeles (LA)


    • Player contract details by year 09/16/2016, $9,115

      Excessive celebration against Miami (MIA)


    • Player contract details by year 10/16/2015, $20,000

      Roughing the passer against Andy Dalton (CIN)


    • Player contract details by year 09/25/2015, $8,681

      Fighting against Green Bay (GB)


    • Player contract details by year 08/28/2015, $17,363

      Roughing the Passer against Alex Smith (KC)


    • Player contract details by year 02/06/2015, $8,268

      Role in a brawl at the end of the Super Bowl against New England (NE)


    • Player contract details by year 11/15/2013, $15,750

      Roughing the Passer against Matt Ryan (ATL)


    • TOTAL: $391,631

  • Transactions

    Oct 24 2019Traded to Dallas (DAL) from New England (NE) for 2021 7th round pick
    Oct 15 2019Suspended 1 game for Conduct Detrimental to the Team, forfeiting $270,220 with New England (NE)
    Apr 2 2019Signed a 2 year $16.75 million restructured contract extension with New England (NE)
    Mar 8 2019Traded to New England (NE) from Philadelphia (PHI) with 2020 7th round pick (#235) for 2020 5th round pick (#168)
    Jan 11 2019Fined $10,026 Hands to the face against Kyle Long (CHI)
    Oct 19 2018Fined $20,054 Roughing the Passer against Eli Manning (NYG)
    Mar 7 2018Traded to Philadelphia (PHI) from Seattle (SEA) with 2018 7th round pick (#250 - traded) for Marcus Johnson and 2018 5th round pick (#156 - traded)
    Dec 30 2016Signed a 3 year $30.5 million contract extension with Seattle (SEA)
    Dec 23 2016Fined $12,154 Excessive Celebration ( sack dance) against Los Angeles (LA)
    Sep 16 2016Fined $9,115 Excessive celebration against Miami (MIA)
    Oct 16 2015Fined $20,000 Roughing the passer against Andy Dalton (CIN)
    Sep 25 2015Fined $8,681 Fighting against Green Bay (GB)
    Aug 28 2015Fined $17,363 Roughing the Passer against Alex Smith (KC)
    Feb 6 2015Fined $8,268 Role in a brawl at the end of the Super Bowl against New England (NE)
    Mar 10 2014Signed a 4 year $28.5 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Nov 15 2013Fined $15,750 for roughing the passer against Matt Ryan (ATL)
    Mar 14 2013Signed a 1 year $4.8 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Mar 19 2012Signed a 1 year $2.7 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Apr 27 2009Signed a 2 year $708k contract with Seattle (SEA)
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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2019 DAL 15 15 1 567 0.549 6.5 32 24 8
    2018 PHI 16 16 10 716 0.689 9 34 25 9 2
    2017 SEA 16 16 16 934 0.848 8.5 40 25 15
    2016 SEA 11 11 11 563 0.522 4.5 34 23 11
    2015 SEA 16 16 16 811 0.813 10 52 33 19 2
    2014 SEA 16 16 16 827 0.852 6 38 26 12 1
    2013 SEA 16 16 3 599 0.582 8.5 31 18 13 1
    2012 TB 16 16 16 956 0.890 9 41 34 7 3
    2011 TB 14 14 10 4 40 36 4 1
    2010 TB 13 13 2 1 15 13 2
    2009 TB 7 7 1 3 2 1
    Totals 156 156 101 5,973 - 68 360 259 101 10 0