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Damaged goods? Bennett reportedly has torn rotator cuff

Newly signed defensive end Michael Bennett has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, ESPN's Adam Schefter. (AP)
By Josh Kerns

Did the Seahawks take a shot on damaged goods? Newly signed defensive end Michael Bennett has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting.

Schefter says he learned of the injury from a league source. It would explain why Bennett inked just a one-year contract worth a reported $5 million, despite coming off a a career-high nine sacks last season for the Buccaneers. He started all 16 games for the first time in his career despite playing much of the season with a then undisclosed shoulder injury.

There is no word yet about potential surgery or if the injury will cause Bennett to miss any practice or games.

Bennett, originally an undrafted free agent, has 15 sacks in 50 career games (28 starts).

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