Report: Michael Bennett won't attend workouts

SEATTLE -- Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is not expected to attend two weeks of voluntary strength and conditioning drills that the team starts Monday, the Seattle Times reported.

According to the Times, Bennett has asked the team to renegotiation his contract, and he will not report to the start of voluntary workouts. Bennett is entering the second year of a four-year deal worth $28.5 million dollars.

It isn't uncommon for veterans to skip voluntary workouts, but is interesting given Bennett's current situation. Reports surfaced earlier this year that Bennett asked to be traded or given a new contract. Bennett has since denied asking for a trade, but has made comments on sports radio hinting at a desire to make more money with the team.

Bennett played in 16 games with the Seahawks in the 2014 season, combining on 38 tackles and seven sacks. He is a vocal leader of the Seahawks defensive front.

The Seahawks have previously declined to renegotiate contracts that have more than a year remaining, the Times reported.