Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said he didn't really consider a holdout and that he would like to be a Seahawk "for the rest of my life.''

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The speculation over whether Michael Bennett would show up to Seahawks’ training camp ended right as training camp started Saturday, as the veteran defensive end walked onto the field just as drills began.

Bennett, though, later downplayed the idea there was really much to have worried about.

Asked if he had thought about holding out he said “nope. I just want to show up and be a great teammate. No distractions for the team. I just want to be a Seahawk for the rest of my life.’’

That comment set a tone for Bennett’s press conference (at least when he was talking about football as he was later passionate when speaking about Black Lives Matter).

While Bennett acknowledged that he’d like to get a new contract, he said his main focus is on the season.

“I just want to get back to Houston, Texas and play in the Super Bowl in my hometown and play against my brother,’’ he said. “That’s all I can think about. I’m here to make that happen.’’

Asked if he was still trying to negotiate a new contract with the team, Bennett said “I don’t know. I’m just trying to do whatever the team asks me to do and play at a high level and everything will take care of itself. …

“Hopefully everything works out and you get compensated the way you play and it will be good.’’

While there’s been no shortage of conversation about his contract, Bennett insisted that “I haven’t been worried about that. Just like I said, it’s just up to the coaches and my agent to take care of that. You know, I don’t want to stir anything up in the media — he say, she say. Whenever it happens, it will happen and you all will be the first to know.”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the team hopes to get a new deal done with Bennett — someday.

“We want him to be here and we want to figure out how to make him a Seahawk until he stops playing football,’’ Carroll said. “So we’ll see what happens.’’

Bennett sat out the team’s voluntary off-season program and did not practice during mini-camp with an ankle injury.

But he was a full participant on Saturday working in all of his usual spots along the defensive line.

“He brought a bunch of juice today,’’ Carroll said. “He was in great spirits. He had a great attitude about him. He was just being the Michael Bennett that he is. He is just a tremendous team player.’’