Michael Bennett pulled from practice after “skirmish”
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett hasn’t been shy about sharing his desire for a new contract, but those efforts have been unsuccessful to this point.
That may not be related to what happened at Thursday’s practice, but Bennett certainly found a way to air out some of his frustrations. Bennett got into a tussle with members of Seattle’s offensive line and was pulled from the session by coach Pete Carroll.
“This is the passion coming out,” Carroll said. "... It’s translating into sometimes we lose a little bit of the poise that we need. We can’t play like that. You get into a skirmish, you get thrown out. That’s what happens. So that happened today. And that’s just the way to do it, the way we do it. We need to take it to the heights that we can really get the most out of it.”
Bennett has made some headlines with his mouth in recent days and some of his observations about other NFL players could lead to some hostility if he runs into them during the season. If that’s the case, Bennett is making the most of training camp as a place to prepare for what could come his way in the next few months.