Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett confirmed Thursday being one of four NFL players to sign a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell seeking support of their social activism.

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Michael Bennett says his continued efforts to raise awareness about social injustice in any and all forms has one simple goal.

“Hoping to keep pushing it to see if we can ever get to that place where we could be comfortable talking about the issues that are going on around the country,’’ the veteran Seahawks defensive lineman said Thursday.

It was with that thought in mind, Bennett says, that he was one of four NFL players who helped craft, and then attached his name, to a 10-page memo sent last month to the league and commissioner Roger Goodell asking for “overt league support’’ for their social activism efforts. The memo, revealed Wednesday night by Yahoo! Sports, also reportedly asks the league to consider endorsing an “activism awareness month’’ similar to how the league holds a month devoted to breast cancer awareness.

During his regular weekly meeting with the media Thursday, Bennett confirmed he helped write the letter along with Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and receiver Torrey Smith and former receiver Anquan Boldin, who recently announced his retirement.

Bennett said there has been no specific reaction yet from the league and he said he has not met with Goodell, though he said others involved have.

“Hopefully we’ll have another meeting in the near future and something comes out of it,’’ Bennett said. “But it was just a thought of a lot of players coming together and having some ideas on how they can move forward and be able to impact communities around the United States and the cities that NFL teams are in. So that’s just what it’s about.’’

As for the month devoted to social activism, Bennett said one thought is that it would allow players to wear shirts “about equality, including gender or race or different issues around the United States that we could bring awareness to pertaining to different communities around America.’’

According to the Yahoo story, the memo “was sent to Goodell and executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in August, requesting wide-ranging involvement in their movement from the NFL. The memo seeks an investment of time and education, political involvement, finances and other commitments from the league. It also sought to have the NFL endorse the month of November as an activism awareness month, similar to the periods of league calendar dedicated to breast cancer awareness and military recognition.”

The Yahoo story noted that this month the NFL released a statement strongly backing Bennett after he claimed he was a victim of police misconduct and racial profiling when he was briefly held as a possible suspect in a reported Las Vegas casino shooting (Bennett was released, and police later said there was no shooting) and that “that statement could be seen as the commissioner embracing the players’ request for support in highlighting racial inequality and social justice issues.”

But Bennett said he didn’t think there was a connection, saying he has simply always had a good relationship with Goodell and that he thought the league was just showing support for a player.

“I think Roger Goodell, I’ve never had an issue with him, we’ve always had good conversations since I’ve known him,” Bennett said. “So I just think he supports me as a person and a player so I think that’s where it really came from.”

Bennett said the memo was not supposed to be revealed but he said he’s glad it was because it shows “people that players are not only being great players … but are also being committed to their communities.’’

Bennett has been sitting during the national anthem all season, hoping to bring awareness to oppression and other issues. Sunday he also raised his fist after making a sack in Seattle’s 12-9 win over the 49ers.

Bennett said Thursday the idea came to him at the spur of the moment and clarified that “it was more about solidarity with people all across the country. I think a lot of people think different things, they want to make it into something else. But it’s just about solidarity with oppressed people all around the United States and around the world.’’

Not that any of it has Bennett any less excited for playing football on Sunday, he said.

“I don’t think you get distracted,’’ he said of his increased social activism. “I just think it opens you up and keeps you awake, keeps you alive into the now. Sometimes as a person you get consumed by your job and you feel that you have any awareness about anything else that is going on, you just get so consumed. … To be able to be awake and to be alive and to be in the now I think that is a blessing, to be able to do your job and also to do more.’’