Michael Bennett wants high pay

Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Seattle on April 1, 2009
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Defensive end Michael Bennett has no intention of taking a pay cut for 2014.

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett has admitted that even though he would like to stay with the club in 2014 he is not keen to take a pay cut.

Bennett said that taking a lower-paid but longer contract would, to him, be the same as taking a pay cut and he wants to earn the same as other players that he considers on his level.

"That would be taking a pay cut, to me," the Seattle Times quotes Bennett as saying. "I had to prove myself as a player back to back years.

"Basically I took a one year deal the year before, did a first round tender in Tampa, so I definitely just want to be paid, you know, I'm not trying to be the highest paid guy but I want to be compensated with the top guys."

Bennett started three of the Seahawks' 16 regular season games in 2013.

Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Seattle on April 1, 2009
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