Michael Bennett wants raise, but no trade demand

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said Thursday he wants a raise but doesn't want to be traded.

"I think everyone who has a job, they want a raise for whatever they're doing," Bennett said on Seattle's King 5 TV. "I'm just like any other American. I think everybody wants to be paid a little bit more. So I don't think I fall short of that."

Bennett denied reports that he was seeking a trade.

"People assume when you ask for a little more money, they assume that you want to be traded or something like that," he said. "But that's not what I'm trying to go for."

Bennett signed a four-year deal in March 2014 worth $28.5 million with $16 million guaranteed and an $8 million signing bonus.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider has said the team will not renegotiate contracts, but Bennett and agent Drew Rosenhaus may want more of the contract money up front.

The Seahawks made a similar concession last summer to running back Marshawn Lynch, giving him $1.5 million more of his contract in 2014. Lynch recently signed a new deal that will pay him $12 million this season.

Bennett is scheduled to make $6 million in base salary in 2015, $4 million in 2016 and $6 million in 2017. He also has roster bonuses worth $1 million in 2016 and $1.5 million in 2017.