Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wants a raise

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wants a raise. And he's determined to stay away from offseason practices until he gets what he wants. “Trying to get the contract right,’’ Bennett told the Seattle Times. “I’ll be there shortly. I don’t know when I’ll be there. Depends on the team and stuff. See how it works out.’’ Related Stories Bennett is entering the second season of a four-year contract worth up to $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed. “Somewhere near the top seven at my position, top eight at my position,’’ Bennett said. “Not a lot of guys play inside and out. Not a lot of guys do what I do. So I feel like I should be somewhere near there. “I just want to be in the realm of the guys that play like me. There are only so many guys that do what I do, and I would love to be like somewhere in there where they are at.’’ Bennett said he wants to be with the Seahawks, though. “I see myself being with the Seahawks,’’ he said. “I think we have something special here and the things that we do in the community, the players that we have and the team and the coaches. I think it’s a great organization. But at the end of the day, it’s all about the business part of it, and sometimes people see your value as something else and sometimes you see your value as something different, and it’s just part of the business. We’ll see what happens. The ideal situation would be that I get a raise and that will be something great.’’ Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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