Eagles DE Michael Bennett: I’m not taking a pay cut

Michael Bennett heard the experiences that the Philadelphia Eagles are shopping him in potential trades.
Joining NFL Network’s Ethical Morning Football on Friday, the cross rusher understands it’s all part of the industry.
“Neatly, I scheme no longer know what’s happening with the Eagles,” he stated. “Obviously you frequently deserve to be with the crew that you play with. On the identical time, we all perceive it’s a industry, and we deserve to be ready to attain money everytime you compile the alternatives. And I actually feel adore have to you are on the purchasing and selling block, it’s sparkling a part of the sport.

“Nevertheless on the identical time, I tranquil know that I’m one amongst the content players in the NFL. You behold at statistically closing one year, quarterback hits, TFLs, and with how I draw the sport I actually adore football and whatever crew I’m on, I would possibly seize that identical perspective and plug in the market and be a obnoxious participant and seize a take a look at to dominate on the line of defense and be the content teammate and the content participant that I can per chance be.”
In his first one year with the Eagles after being traded by the Seattle Seahawks, Bennett tallied 9 sacks and 34 tackles. Expert Football Focal point charted Bennett with 22 QB hits and 44 pressures, including playoffs.
On Thursday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Eagles are *** to set up up Bennett, however with multiple cross rushers being taken off the market by the franchise mark, the Philly brass is shopping Bennett to transfer attempting in the event that they would well compile price in a trade.
Bennett is scheduled to attain $7.2 million in 2019. The Eagles would possibly maybe well wipe the entire salary off the books by transferring on from the 33-one year-broken-down cross rusher. The Eagles currently sit down at $17.8 million in salary cap house, per Over The Cap.
Bennett on the spot GMFB he’s no longer drawn to a pay decrease, however somewhat is seeking a potential elevate.
“You are regularly caught off guard every time your title is introduced up in the trade blocks, or being traded, however you sign that people deserve to attain your products and companies and we’re in a aggravating command as some distance because the salary cap,” Bennett stated when requested how the trade discussions affected him this offseason. “Nevertheless I’m no longer willing to take cling of a pay decrease. I actually prefer a pay elevate at this point, and so whatever happens sparkling to know that whatever crew I will I deserve to receives a price greater than I receives a price sparkling now.”
Given the recent market for cross rushers, and Bennett’s tranquil constant manufacturing, he’s no longer loopy to mediate he’d generate loads of interest around the league, and per chance a bigger deal than he’s currently signed for this season with the Eagles.

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