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NFL notebook: Seahawks’ Bennett may hold out


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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is seeking an upgraded contract and says he might hold out of training camp in an effort to get it.

Bennett is entering the second year of a four-year, $28.5 million contract that guaranteed him $16 million and will pay him $6 million this year and $5 million in 2016.

He told NFL Media on Monday that a holdout is “definitely possible” despite the threat of fines for missing training camp practices.

Bennett, 29, said his agent has talked to the Seahawks, but the team apparently has not said whether it would be willing to rework his deal.

–The Philadelphia Eagles announced the signing of unretired guard John Moffitt to a one-year contract.

The team, which previously cut Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis, released undrafted rookie guard Cole Manhart to make room.

Moffitt, who abruptly retired from the NFL in 2013 at age 27, recently said he is planning to make a comeback after battling drug issues.

The Denver Broncos, who still owned his rights, waived Moffitt from the reserve/retired list on June 17.

–Hyundai is now the official automotive sponsor of the NFL, replacing General Motors.

The NFL and Hyundai announced a four-year sponsorship deal worth a reported $50 million. It will be launched in connection with the NFL Kickoff activities to open the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 10.

–Terrelle Pryor of the Cleveland Browns, let go by four teams as a quarterback, is looking forward to showcasing his ability as a wide receiver.

After the Cincinnati Bengals released Pryor on June 18, the 6-foot-4, 233-pound Pryor decided to switch to wide receiver in an attempt to salvage his NFL career. The Browns claimed Pryor off waivers several days later.

“I’m going to give this slash-player deal a chance,” Pryor told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I just want to play football. I’m a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house, especially if I have space. This should definitely open up some opportunities.”

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