Report: Seahawks won’t use the franchise tag on Michael Bennett

michael bennettAccording to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com,  the Seattle Seahawks will not be using the franchise tag on defensive end Michael Bennett.

Per a league source, the Seahawks won’t be applying the franchise tag to defensive endMichael Bennett.  Which means that he’ll hit the open market, a year after signing a one-year, $5 million deal to join Seattle.

With fee agency beginning next Tuesday,  the Seahawks will have until then to lock up Bennett.