When the Packers released tight end Martellus Bennett this week, they did so with a failure to disclose an injury designation. And when Packers head coach Mike McCarthy spoke Friday, he said that his most recent conversation about Bennett involved scheduling surgery on his injured shoulder.

But on Friday, via Instagram, Bennett told his side of the story. And he claims he is being painted unfairly by the Packers.

First, Bennett provided background.

“The Packers examined my shoulder on my visit March 10 and cleared it,” he said. “They even gave me an X-ray as well. It got worse during the season, specifically against the Cowboys, so I asked to have it checked and we checked it. After a few days of contemplating to play with it or get surgery, I chose surgery. Now here we are…”

Next, he got right to the point, accusing the Packers and team doctor Patrick McKenzie of trying to cover up their missteps after Bennett discussed retirement several weeks ago.