Michael Bennett was set to become a free agent in 2018, but has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks that should keep him with Pete Carroll and Co. for a while longer.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the extension will be signed by Bennett soon, who has voiced his thoughts on his contract in the past. In July, Bennett complained about the four-year, $32 million deal he signed in 2014 and blasted Sam Bradford for a brief holdout in the offseason.
“I just almost threw up,” Bennett told ESPN. “I can’t believe Sam Bradford is complaining about making $40 million in the next two years, and because he actually has to compete for a position.”
While Bennett said he considered holding out for a better contract in 2015, he never did and showed up for training camp in 2016 as well.
The Steelers locked up the AFC North and the No. 3 seed with a victory over the Ravens in Week 16. Houston clinched the AFC South and the No. 4 with a win over the Bengals.
The Dolphins are guaranteed a wild card spot, but could still go from the sixth seed to the fifth seed if they beat the Patriots and the Chiefs lose to the Chargers.
A win for the Raiders or a loss by the Chiefs will guarantee Oakland a first-round bye, and the Raiders could even grab the No. 1 seed if the Dolphins beat the Patriots in the early group of games Sunday.
The Chiefs can win the AFC West, and secure a first-round bye, if they beat the Chargers and the Raiders fall to the Broncos.
What we know right now is that the Patriots will get a week off, and the Steelers and Texans will each host a game on Wild Card Weekend.