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Report: Bengals' Hendrickson requests trade

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Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson requested a trade after failing to agree on a long-term extension with Cincinnati, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

However, the Bengals told Hendrickson they won't move him, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Hendrickson is looking for more financial security, and the Bengals have yet to meet his demands, Schefter adds.

The 29-year-old signed a four-year, $60-million deal with the team in 2021. Last offseason, he inked a one-year, $21-million extension to remain in Cincinnati through the 2025 season.

Hendrickson is the 11th-highest-paid edge rusher in the NFL, trailing players such as Bradley Chubb and Danielle Hunter, according to Over The Cap.

The 2023 first-team All-Pro is fifth in the NFL in sacks since he signed with the Bengals. Hendrickson had a career year last season, racking up 17.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss.

The Florida Atlantic product is the Bengals' second key player to request a trade; wide receiver Tee Higgins asked to be moved earlier this offseason.

Hendrickson has 59.5 sacks in 93 career games.

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