On To The Next One: Michael Bennett [And Peyton Hillis]
Restricted free agent defensive end Michael Bennett has recently changed representation, going from Kennard McGuire of MS World to Miami, Florida-based Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation. The DE had a very solid 2011 season as a pass rusher and in defending the run. Bennett, an undrafted player in 2009 coming out of Texas A&M, is only 26-years-old, and will certainly interest many other NFL teams if the Buccaneers do not decide to protect him with the appropriate tender this offseason.
This is a tough loss for McGuire, who also recently lost Peyton Hillis. The loss of Hillis was reported yesterday by Josina Anderson of ESPN.com. Hillis’ termination letter should not be nearly as much a surprise to McGuire as Bennett’s. As reported on Sports Agent Blog in the past, Hillis finds quite a few agents to be attractive. Since becoming an NFL player, he has switched from SportsTrust Advisors to Kelli Masters of KM Sports and then went from Masters to Kennard McGuire (who he most recently fired). Who will be next in line for the right to represent Peyton?