Bennett: 'Hard telling my brother' I wasn't coming to Bears

Bennett: 'Hard telling my brother' I wasn't coming to Bears
March 10, 2014, 8:00 pm
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It was tough for Bears fans to hear Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wasn't coming to the Bears.

But it was even harder for Bennett to tell his brother, Martellus, that he wouldn't be playing alongside him.

[RELATED: Why Bears aren't losers for missing out on Bennett]

Bennett, who re-signed with the Seahawks on Monday for a four-year deal, joined SiriusXM NFL Radio to talk about the conversation he had with his brother when he told him he was staying in Seattle.

“It was so hard telling my brother that but at the end of the day my brother understood. He sat down with me and we had a great conversation. He was just like ‘You know you need to do what you got to do. I understand that. If you want to come with me, it’s a great situation. But I understand you want to play on this team you’ve been playing with. I see the chemistry that you all have.  It’s a great thing coming from my brother and he understood why I came back.”

Bennett was thought to be the Bears' top free agent target heading into the offseason. The defensive end was a major contributor for the Super Bowl champion Seahawks as he notched a team-high 8.5 sacks. Multiple reports stated Bennett had turned down more money from other teams to stay in Seattle. 

The Bears have reportedly moved their sights to Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Lamarr Houston.

Stay with CSN Chicago tomorrow as the NFL free agency signing period begins at 3:00 P.M. CST.