Bears are in on Michael Bennett

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  1. MPbears68

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    Hate to burst your bubble my friend but he's gonna get well more than that no matter where he ends up.
     
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    He is going to get well over that. Good question though on his worth, I been followiing twitter for news and the Vikings gave there DE 5 yr $42 million with $20 million guaranteed. There were rumors the Vikes were in the Johnson chase but they must have decided either they did not want either Johnson or Bennett or were not going to land either so they jacked up the price for sure

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    i would not go much higher , bottom line 7mil, im not sure how productive he can be, in our D, thats just my opinion
     
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    The Vikes gave over $8m a yr for Griffin. 5 yrs at 42.5MM. Supposedly SeaHawks cleared up $12MM with there cuts. Can not say how much of it they offered Bennett but he is Probably going to get $9 to 10MM a yr or upward based on Griffin deal. Hope I am wrong and he is less expensive but looking more and more like if we get Bennett we will be putting Peppers Money (saving from releasing Pep) to Bennett and eating the Dead Cap Money. We need a DE and bent over the proverbial Barrel.
     
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    The Vikes gave over $8m a yr for Griffin. 5 yrs at 42.5MM. Supposedly SeaHawks cleared up $12MM with there cuts. Can not say how much of it they offered Bennett but he is Probably going to get $9 to 10MM a yr or upward based on Griffin deal. Hope I am wrong and he is less expensive but looking more and more like if we get Bennett we will be putting Peppers Money (saving from releasing Pep) to Bennett and eating the Dead Cap Money. We need a DE and bent over the proverbial Barrel.
     
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    Give m bennet and earl Mitchell and I'll be happy.
     
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    Bennett and Johnson are considered the top RDEs in FA and the overall market is much less soft than last year because the cap went up $7m/team. These guys are gonna get paid as BSBEARS said. It's going to take ~$8-10m/yr to land them, don't kid yourself. If Emery misses on these two (supposedly talking to both), then he's gonna have to sign a 2nd tier player who's more likely a LDE only type. He must sign a DE, like it or not, so take your medicine so to speak.

    This is what happens when you whiff on key draft picks (Shea). You're stuck having to backfill major needs via FA and spending big bucks to do it. Pretty much the same situation last year with signing Bushrod after JA missed badly at OT on Chris Williams and Carimi. The FA market has a lot more cash sloshing around this year so don't expect any "bargains" in the higher end of the talent pool. Not gonna happen.
     
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    oh no doûbt about it, i trust u, im just not sold on him to give him 10mil, i like him, but that will tie our legs. again, we need a DE
     
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    If Bennett is signed, Peppers will be released in a New York minute I would guess (with June 1 designation). There's your $10m in cap space right there with $4m more to add on June 1st.
     

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