Philadelphia Eagles Edge Rusher Haason Reddick Addresses Trade Rumors

The Philadelphia Eagles may have some things to sort out with their most productive pass rusher. Edge rusher Haason Reddick spoke with Bleacher Report's Jordan Schultz to refute rumors of an impending trade.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday afternoon that the Eagles had granted Reddick permission to seek a trade. According to Reddick, he never asked for or sought a trade. Beyond that, he tells Schultz he would like to remain an Eagle even beyond this season. He's currently in the final year of a three-year, $45 million contract.

Both Rapoport's and Schultz's stories can be true. It's totally possible Reddick came to the Eagles seeking an extension, and they simply weren't interested in accommodating him. Offering him the chance to seek a trade himself would behoove both parties, even if it isn't exactly what Reddick may have hoped for.

Reddick is still only 29 years old and has arguably outplayed his current deal; he has made two straight Pro Bowls for the Eagles and tallied an exceptional 27.0 sacks over 34 regular season starts. He's also logged 10 or more sacks for four straight seasons. Despite all that, he's only the 18th highest-paid edge rusher in the league in annual average and has no guaranteed money left on his contract.

Unfortunately for Reddick, the Eagles don't appear particularly concerned with losing him. If he wants a lucrative extension, it'll probably have to come from another team. 

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