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Michael Bennett wants a raise

Michael Bennett

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett celebrates after a strip sack on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants recovered the fumble on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


The Eagles have been shopping defensive end Michael Bennett. A team that trades for him better be ready to give him a raise.

Bennett said this morning on NFL Network that he wants more than the $7.2 million he’s due this year.

“We’re in a tough situation as far as the salary cap and I’m not willing to take a pay cut. I actually want a pay raise,” Bennett said. “Whatever team I go to, I want to get paid more than I do now.”

That may be a tall order: Bennett is 33 years old, and teams looking to pay that much are probably going to want someone younger. The Eagles may have to cut Bennett, not trade him, if they don’t want to pay him.