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Michael Bennett won't accept discount deal: "This is not Walmart"

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Michael Bennett was a key figure in helping the Seattle Seahawks to become Super Bowl champions last season.

But the defensive end's deal is set to expire, and although he has made it clear he hopes to return to the franchise for next season, he is adamant it will only happen at the right price:

"There's no such thing as a discount.

"This is not Costco, this is not Walmart, this is real life," he told NFL Network.

Bennett made 8.5 sacks last season, becoming an integral member of the infamous Seahawks defense. 

But his $4.8 million deal was only sanctioned for one year and he is keen to take advantage of his improved negotiating position:

"There's no discount, really, because you don't go out there and give a discount effort. 

"You go out there and give the best effort every day, you fight for your teammates, and you want to be compensated for the way you perform and the kind of teammate you are," he explained.

The 28-year old was keen to make clear that he is happy with the 'Hawks, but felt it is important to be appreciated by whichever franchise you play for:

"I would love to play for the Seahawks, but they're gonna have to want me back and the numbers have to be right."

Rumors have been mounting recently linking Bennett with the team he helped defeat at the MetLife Stadium, the Denver Broncos.

But all that he was willing to admit it seems, is that he won't be accepting any store special deals anytime soon.

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