Eagles DE Bennett seeking pay raise

Philadelphia defensive end Michael Bennett told NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Friday that the Eagles are trying to trade him.
Bennett, 33, said he isn’t willing to take a pay cut, even though the Eagles could wipe his scheduled $7.2 million salary off the 2019 books by releasing him.
“I actually want a pay raise at this point, and so whatever happens just to know that whatever team I go to I want to get paid more than I get paid right now,” Bennett said.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection with Seattle, Bennett registered nine sacks and 34 tackles during his first season with Philadelphia in 2018.
Bennett said he would prefer to remain with the Eagles, if the money is right.
“Of course you want to be with the team you’re with, but at the same time it’s a business, and you want to be able to make money whenever you get the opportunities to,” he said. “And I feel like if you’re on the trading block it’s just a part of the game, but at the same time I still know I’m still one of the best players in the NFL.
Undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2009, Bennett has played in 141 games (100 starts) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-12), Seahawks (2013-17) and Eagles. He has 63 career sacks.
–Field Level Media

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