Michael Bennett says he will participate in training camp
RENTON – Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will not take part in the team’s voluntary offseason program. However, he clarified his stance on training camp.
“Why wouldn’t I be at training camp?” Bennett said during an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Brock and Salk” show. “Of course I’ll be there. I’ll see you there for sure.”
Bennett is unhappy regarding his current contract, but plans on attending training camp as well as mini-camp in June.
Bennett, who earned his first Pro Bowl berth after finishing with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss last season, has two years remaining on his four-year deal, one that pays him just five million dollars this season.
“Any American wants to get paid more at their job,” Bennett said. “I don’t think there’s anybody that goes to work and says: ‘Hey, I’m happy with how much I’m getting paid, and I love it. Don’t give me any more money.’ So that’s how I feel too.
“Of course I want to be in Seattle as long as possible. Everything about Seattle. … I love the city. I love the team. I love my teammates, love what’s going on. I love how we do things. I just love it here.”