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Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Denies Trade Demand, Wants a Raise Instead

Tom Pennington/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) -- Reports have recently surfaced that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wants to be traded. Still, he's denying those reports, but is admitting he would like a raise.

"I think everyone who has a job, they want a raise for whatever they're doing," Bennett said on Seattle's King 5 TV. "I'm just like any other American. I think everybody wants to be paid a little bit more. So I don't think I fall short of that."

"People assume when you ask for a little more money, they assume that you want to be traded or something like that," he added. "But that's not what I'm trying to go for."

Back in March 2014, Bennett agreed to a four-year deal worth $28.5 million with $16 million guaranteed and an $8 million signing bonus. And he's scheduled to make $6 million in 2015.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider has said the team will not renegotiate contracts.

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