The Agents Are RumblingMarch 11th, 2013
It looks like oily Drew Rosenhaus, agent of Michael Bennett — and E.J. Biggers in case anyone cares — was perturbed by Joe reporting Bennett told 98.7 FM today that the Bucs would have a chance to match any offer that came Bennett’s way in free agency.
ProFootballTalk.com picked up Joe’s original story of Bennett’s desire to return to the Bucs and give them every opportunity to re-sign him. But now ProFootballTalk.com is back quickly with a new story claiming a source close to Bennett’s situation claims Bennett spoke out of turn.
Joe’s quite confident Rosenhaus is the “source.” A perception of Bennett likely running back to the Bucs for a final offer makes it less likely he’d be a priority signing for other teams.
But make no mistake, Joe believes Bennett’s claim of wanting to play for the Bucs and to let the Bucs match an offer. The only question is whether rockstar general manager Mark Dominik will pay what it takes to have his best defensive end return.