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Michael Bennett saw it coming



It might surprise you to learn that Michael Bennett, of all people, is signing the praises of Cadillac Williams, but that's exactly what he did in a phone conversation with me earlier this evening.

Bennett -- who was claimed off waivers by the Chargers after his release today and will leave for San Diego on Sunday -- said he pretty much knew where things were going based on Williams' recent practices and Bennett's own inactivity.

"I saw the handwriting on the wall," he said. "I knew from watching Cadillac in practices because of how good he looked. He's their franchise back and they wanted him out there. On Monday, I didn't even get a rep in practice and I knew what was coming."

Bennett's not angry, even though he had little chance this season to prove his worth with seven carries for 12 yards. But his past year in Tampa Bay was, at best, frustrating.

"I understand," he said. "I just wish they wish they had told me what was going on instead of kind of getting strung along like a puppet. To re-sign here (in March) with expectations, it's disappointing. It just didn't pan out."

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:16pm]


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