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Sport Patriots DL Michael Bennett uncertain about his future in Foxboro

00:50  24 october  2019
00:50  24 october  2019 Source:   bostonherald.com

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FOXBORO — Michael Bennett was back from his team-imposed suspension and spoke for the first time with the media Wednesday. During the three-minute session, it didn’t seem like there was much of a change in his temperament. He still wasn’t happy with how he’s being used

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FOXBORO — Michael Bennett was back from his team-imposed suspension and spoke for the first time with the media Wednesday.

Michael Bennett holding a football ball on a field: FOXBORO, MA - JUNE 4: Defensive end Michael Bennett #77 of the New England Patriots takes the field during a minicamp workout in Foxboro, Massachusetts on June 4, 2019. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)© Provided by MediaNews Group d/b/a Digital First Media FOXBORO, MA - JUNE 4: Defensive end Michael Bennett #77 of the New England Patriots takes the field during a minicamp workout in Foxboro, Massachusetts on June 4, 2019. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

During the three-minute session, it didn’t seem like there was much of a change in his temperament. He still wasn’t happy with how he’s being used, likely having to play in a scheme he doesn’t feel he’s best suited to play in. On the record, he was a bit wishy washy on whether or not he wanted to remain a Patriot. Early in the interview, he had his guard up, but softened a bit later with his answers.

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The Patriots recently hit Bennett with a one-game suspension for “detrimental conduct.” The 33-year-old, who’s playing time has decreased with each passing week, claims he had a “philosophical disagreement” with New England’s coaching staff over his role, and his future in Foxboro now is

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His takeaway from what happened, and the “philosophical differences” with defensive line coach Bret Bielema that led to his week-long suspension?

“I didn’t take away nothing. I got suspended and lost money,” Bennett said initially. “What are you supposed to take away from that? There’s no love lost. That’s just how it is.”

Asked if he was happy in Foxboro being a Patriot, the defensive lineman borrowed a line from his coach: “It is what it is.”

Later, he was asked if he wanted the Patriots to trade him, given the trade deadline is approaching next week.

“That’s up to them, that’s up to the team or how they feel about it,” Bennett said. “I like playing here. That’s all I’m saying.”

While he was back at Wednesday’s walkthrough practice, he didn’t know what his standing was with respect to the coaching staff. He didn’t know if he was back on good terms, or what the situation would be going forward.

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“I don’t know, you gotta ask them,” he said.

Bennett was always a starter and full-time player, whether it was in Tampa Bay, Seattle or Philadelphia. He admitted it’s been a tough adjustment for him being here, and not being as involved. But the team has had unprecedented success without him, crushing the Jets Monday night while he served his suspension.

“There’s always an adjustment when you’re not playing. You get used to it, but we’re winning. That’s the most important thing as a teammate,” he said. “But as an individual, you always want to play more and make some more plays. There’s always a great balance between both.”

Bennett said regardless of what happens, his mindset going forward will be just to be himself. And that meant saying what was on his mind. He promised to be forthcoming.

“You can’t really bite your tongue,” he said. “Everybody else in the league says how they feel. So say how you feel and move on from it. We’re all human. We all go through our situations. You have conversations and move on from it. That’s how I feel about it.”

He claimed the dispute with Bielema was about “life.”

As for playing Sunday against the Browns, he said, “I’m always expecting to play.”

It’s possible the Patriots ride it out with Bennett. They might need him down the road. They could trade him if they find a willing taker, and save between $2.3 and $2.8 million against the cap depending on when he’s dealt, according to Miguel Benzan of Boston Sports Journal. Or, they could outright release him.

“I’m just chilling,” said Bennett.

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