Martellus Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Martellus Bennett launches spicy response to report about free agency demands

    Sportsnaut "Martellus Bennett is like the rest of us. He reads what’s online. He checks Twitter for interesting tidbits of information, and sometimes he doesn’t like what he sees. That’s exactly what happened Wednesday. Bennett stumbled upon a report suggesting that the New England Patriots handed him..." February 23

  • Martellus Bennett To Test Free Agency, “Real Possibility” He Moves On

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that Patriots impending free agent TE Martellus Bennett will test the free agent market. According to Rapoport, there is a “real possibility” Bennett could move on from the Patriots based on his asking price and offers this offseason. Bennett is set to become an..." February 22

  • Patriots reportedly expected to make good effort to keep Martellus Bennett

    Providence Journal "For the first time in a while, the Patriots have some uncertainty with their tight end position. Even with another back surgery in the books, Gronkowski is one of the NFL's best bargains. The 27-year-old is under contract for the next three seasons and his 2017 cap hit comes in at $6.75..." February 19

  • Patriots could consider franchise tag for Martellus Bennett

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots have a number of decisions to make regarding big-name free agents this offseason, and tight end Martellus Bennett is among them. Bennett, who will turn 30 in March, is likely looking at his last chance to sign a lucrative long-term extension. Will the Patriots force him to..." February 16

  • Martellus Bennett hints staying with Patriots could be best for him long term

    Sportsnaut "Martellus Bennett is a fascinating man, both on and off the football field. He has many interests that have captivated him, including authoring and illustrating children’s books and building associated games to be played after reading (more on that here). A free agent this spring, Bennett could..." February 15

  • Patriots might be ready to use franchise tag on Hightower or Bennett

    Boston Herald "The franchise tag window opens today, and with it comes a whole host of possibilities for the Patriots. In the next two weeks, the Pats will choose whether to place a franchise tag on anyone. The last time they did it was in 2015, tagging kicker Stephen Gostkowski. As it stands now, the two..." February 15

  • Martellus Bennett: Patriots work ethic showed in second half

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the reason the Patriots looked so unfazed when they were down 25 points in the third quarter of the Super Bowl was that they had already climbed so many hills. Or, at least one in particular. Tight end Martellus Bennett said the reason the Patriots can respond to situations like the..." February 06

  • Dont’a Hightower: I wanted the ball and I took it

    Pro Football Talk "There was a long list of plays that allowed the Patriots to erase a 28-3 deficit and come back to win Super Bowl LI, but few were bigger than linebacker Dont’a Hightower’s sack and forced fumble in the fourth quarter. The Falcons had a third-and-one on their own 36-yard-line while protecting a..." February 06

  • Martellus Bennett: They 'overpay' Super Bowl champs "Ever the character, Martellus Bennett was all over the place after his first Super Bowl win. The Patriots tight end celebrated with his brother on NFL Network; he brought his daughter to his postgame news conference; and somewhere amidst the chaos Bennett confirmed that he wouldn't join the..." February 06

  • Bennett confirms he won't join Patriots on White House trip

    Sporting News "When teams win championships in their respective sports in America they eventually visit the White House to celebrate the victory. The Patriots will be the first team to be honored by President Donald Trump, and one member of the team is not all right with that. Tight end Martellus Bennett..." February 06

  • Martellus Bennett: ‘I don’t think anyone really likes’ Roger Goodell

    Yardbarker "If New England Patriots fans didn’t already love tight end Martellus Bennett enough, he gave them a reason to worship him Wednesday. Roger Goodell spoke to the media Wednesday in his annual Super Bowl news conference, and Bennett was asked about the NFL commissioner while meeting with reporters..." February 02

  • Martellus Bennett would skip White House visit

    Boston Herald "Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has never shied away from an opinion. So he had no issue taking an important stance yesterday during Super Bowl LI Opening Night. He said he won’t visit the White House if the Patriots win the Super Bowl because he doesn’t support Donald Trump. Bennett..." January 31

  • Martellus Bennett Trolls Roger Goodell With Hilarious Waldo Comparison

    NESN "If the New England Patriots win the AFC Championship Game, and the NFL commissioner isn’t there to see it, did it really happen? The answer, of course, is yes: The Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday to advance to their NFL-record ninth Super Bowl...." January 23

  • Patriots' Martellus Bennett sounds off on Steelers, Antonio Brown

    USA Today "It was quiet and mostly uneventful when the New England Patriots opened their locker room to reporters Thursday. Then tight end Martellus Bennett strolled to his stall and held court with about 35 media members. Arguably the most quotable player in this locker room offered thoughts on his..." January 20

  • Patriots' Bennett compares winning to sex: 'I'm getting better at it'

    SI "Martellus Bennett is very happy with his current situation. The Patriots finished the season 14–2 heading into the playoffs with a strong case as Super Bowl contenders. Bennett likes the change of scenery after two seasons with 10 losses or more with the Chicago Bears. “It's cool. I'm kind..." January 02

  • Bennett on Patriots' success: 'We work (expletive) hard'

    NESN "Martellus Bennett might be the best wordsmith in the New England Patriots’ locker room. He’s certainly the most entertaining quote, making his stall a must-visit after any Patriots game. After New England rallied to knock off the New York Jets 22-17 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, Bennett was..." November 28

  • Martellus Bennett: ‘Thanksgiving was cool besides celebrating the demise of the Indians’

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett isn’t shy about expressing himself, and he shared an interesting take about Thanksgiving on Friday. The traditional story of Thanksgiving’s origin tells us that the native Americans that were here when the Plymouth colonists arrived taught them..." November 26

  • Patriots prioritizing re-signing TE Martellus Bennett "The New England Patriots own the top tight end tandem in the NFL and want to keep it that way beyond 2016. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots are making Martellus Bennett an offseason priority and want to lock him up for the future, according to sources informed of the team's..." November 20

  • Patriots' Martellus Bennett: Expected to be available Sunday

    CBS Sports "Although he missed practice Friday, Bennett (ankle) is still expected to be available for Sunday's matchup with the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. The Patriots gave Bennett a questionable designation for Sunday's game, which normally would not raise too many eyebrows." October 29

  • NFL reportedly investigating Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for controversial hit vs. Patriots

    Fox Sports "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has a long history of being a borderline dirty player. He was suspended three games to start this season for his vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Antonio Brown in last year’s postseason game against the Steelers, but it seems he hasn’t learned. On..." October 17

  • Patriots' Bennett hitchhiked with teammates to bond during preseason

    Providence Journal "Martellus Bennett woke up early and eager on the first day of training camp. New beginnings meant new opportunities. For the ninth-year tight end, a new chapter in his life started this offseason when the Chicago Bears traded him to New England. A new team also meant creating new..." October 15

  • Alshon Jeffery on Martellus Bennett's b---h move: 'Why didn’t he say that when he was here?'

    CSN Chicago "If Martellus Bennett had a problem with teammates while he was a member of the Bears, he should have said so at the time, according to at least one of those teammates. Speaking as part of a recent ESPN E:60 “Brofile,” Bennett denigrated the leadership of quarterback Jay Cutler. “Some people..." October 14

  • Jason Witten on Martellus Bennett throwing shade his way: 'He enjoys entertaining'

    Sports Day "Cowboys tight end Jason Witten mostly took the high road Thursday in responding to the recent comments by former teammate Martellus Bennett, who is now playing for the New England Patriots. Bennett, appearing in an ESPN E:60 feature on he and his brother, made it clear that he wasn't a fan of..." October 14

  • Martellus Bennett's Rise May Make Keeping Him Around Even Harder

    CSN New England "Martellus Bennett loves playing for the Patriots. If it wasn’t clear before, it certainly is now after Sunday’s performance in which he caught six passes for 67 yards and three scores that the Patriots love having Bennett play for them. Yes, it was the Browns, but the ease of operation..." October 13

  • Martellus Bennett trashes Jay Cutler, entire Bears roster

    ESPN "Former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett questioned Jay Cutler's leadership, and blamed ex-teammates for not winning more games in an ESPN E:60 profile of Bennett and his brother Michael. The Bears failed to reach the playoffs in any of Martellus Bennett's three years on the team, finishing..." October 12

  • Martellus Bennett speaks out on the Tom Brady suspension

    Sportsnaut "With an outspoken character such as Martellus Bennett, it was only a matter of time before the world was given a newsworthy quote regarding the Tom Brady suspension. When prodded about whether Brady had an extra chip on his shoulder following a four-game suspension, the tight end responded with..." October 06

  • Martellus Bennett shouts out Imagination Agency on SNF

    NESN "Martellus Bennett has a very unique personality. He put a tiny piece of that on display Sunday night. The New England Patriots tight end started in place of injured Rob Gronkowski, and because the Patriots were on national television against the Arizona Cardinals, Bennett got to do one of the..." September 12

  • Patriots' Bennett, McCourty raise fists during national anthem protest

    NESN "Every New England Patriots player stood during the national anthem Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium, but tight end Martellus Bennett and safety Devin McCourty did use the moment to make a statement. NBC cameras showed Bennett and McCourty with their right hands raised in fists..." September 12

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