Bennett, unhappy with deal, might stay in Hawaii when camp starts

June 28, 2015, 11:10 AM

— -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett told a Honolulu television station Saturday that he may hold out from training camp because of his unhappiness with his contract.

"I don't mind staying home for a little while," Bennett told KHON2-TV. "Hawaii's weather is great, so I'll just keep it at that."

Bennett, 29, lives in Hawaii in the offseason. He signed a four-year, $28.5 million deal ($16 million guaranteed) in March 2014. But Bennett now wants to be paid among the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL, which would increase his contract to more than $10 million per year.

Bennett did not attend any of the team's organized team activities, which are voluntary. But he did participate in the team's minicamp June 16-18, which was mandatory.

Now he may consider risking up to $30,000 a day in fines by holding out from training camp, which starts July 31 at the Seahawks' facility in Renton, Washington.

"I think I've outplayed the contract that they gave me," Bennett said Saturday. "It's one of those things where you have to let your agent [Drew Rosenhaus] do the talking with the team and hopefully something good comes out of it. It never hurts to try.''