Martellus Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Packers File Paperwork To Recoup Portion Of Martellus Bennett’s Signing Bonus

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers have officially filed paperwork in an attempt to collect a portion of Martellus Bennett‘s signing bonus after they cut him loose with a failure to disclose medical condition designation. The NFLPA tells Demovsky that they are “aware of the..." December 01

  • Patriots placing Martellus Bennett on injured reserve "The season is over for Martellus Bennett. Two weeks into his return to New England, the veteran tight end is being placed on injured reserve by the Patriots, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday. The decision comes one day after Bennett was..." November 27

  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Martellus Bennett 'quit on' Packers "More than a week removed from Martellus Bennett's questionable departure from Green Bay, his exit has had a serious effect on his former teammates. "At the end of the day you have to think of it as a business. Me, personally? I thought he quit on us," Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix told the..." November 17

  • Rob Gronkowski cleared for takeoff with Martellus Bennett as his co-pilot

    Boston Herald "Make way for the best of Gronk. Now that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has reinforcements, it should ease the heavy burden he has carried on a weekly basis this season. Perhaps more than ever, opponents have devoted more assets in his direction, been more physical and essentially just..." November 16

  • Clay Matthews: Packers ‘got a good laugh’ out of Martellus Bennett situation

    ESPN "Martellus Bennett is playing for the New England Patriots now, and Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews found some humor in it. The Packers cut Bennett last week with the designation that he failed to disclose a physical condition, and then Bennett fired back by saying he needed surgery..." November 16

  • Chiefs explored adding Martellus Bennett before Patriots claimed him

    Kansas City Star "It’s been a whirlwind week for veteran tight end Martellus Bennett, who was waived by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday and immediately claimed by the New England Patriots, for whom he caught three passes for 38 yards in a 41-16 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Did the Chiefs, who love..." November 15

  • To sign with the Patriots, Martellus Bennett beat the system and got what he wanted

    Washington Post "The typical NFL player will never decide anything about his employment, unless he wants to quit the league altogether. An average NFL career lasts shorter than a rookie contract, and for the vast swath of players who are not Kirk Cousins, NFL teams use the enticement of security and a slight raise..." November 14

  • Martellus Bennett Sure Looks Like a Real Piece of Trash

    The Big Lead "Let me preface this story by disclosing that I am a Packers fan who had a dreadful experience with Martellus Bennett this season. I have no issue with his general outspokenness, or NFL players non-violently protesting the national anthem. If Bennett had backed up his talk by performing on the..." November 13

  • Martellus Bennett: I told to not claim me, but Patriots did anyway

    Pro Football Talk "It’s easy for those who believe the theory that Martellus Bennett talked his way out of Green Bay, because he left enough breadcrumbs to make not just a trail, but a sandwich. But after his return to the field with the Patriots last night, he said he had to be talked into reporting to New..." November 13

  • ‘Good chance’ Martellus Bennett plays Sunday night for Patriots

    Sportsnaut "After spending just three days with the New England Patriots, tight end Martellus Bennett appears set to play Sunday night against the Denver Broncos. Of course, Bennett is familiar with the Patriots, having spent last season with the club. He caught 55 passes for 701 yards and seven..." November 12

  • Packers intend to seek Bennett's signing bonus "New Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is expected to play Sunday night for his new team, which is a development in itself. After being unceremoniously dumped by the Packers last week, then dumped on by Packers players on social media, it is a fitting way for a bizarre week to end. But the..." November 12

  • Martellus Bennett passes physical, participates in Patriots practice

    247 Sports "Martellus Bennett appears ready to jump in and contribute in his second stint with the Patriots. According to Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal and others at Gillette Stadium on Friday, the tight end was at practice prior to the team taking off and heading to Denver as they gear up for..." November 10

  • Packers Cut Martellus Bennett Because Of Torn Rotator Cuff, May Try To Play Through It

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers waived TE Martellus Bennett because he has a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. According to Rapoport, Bennett may try to play through the injury for the Patriots, but if he’s unable to do so, New England could place him on injured..." November 10

  • Mike McCarthy not tying Martellus Bennett retirement plan to release

    ESPN "Mike McCarthy would not directly connect the dots between tight end Martellus Bennett's retirement talk and what led to his unexpected release Wednesday. Instead, the Green Bay Packers coach called it "an injury situation." The Packers waived the veteran tight end with the designation that..." November 09

  • A reunion with Martellus Bennett could be in play

    Boston Herald "If they want it, the Patriots may have a chance to rekindle a fruitful relationship with tight end Martellus Bennett. The Packers released Bennett yesterday with a “failure to disclose physical condition” designation. He is subject to waivers until 4 p.m. today, so 31 teams have the option of..." November 09

  • Packers rule out Martellus Bennett against Bears

    Fanrag Sports "Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday that tight Martellus Bennett will be out for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears due to a shoulder injury. The veteran pass catcher is getting opinions on his injury, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Bennett is in his first..." November 08

  • Martellus Bennett disputes Packers’ claim of failure to disclose condition

    Pro Football Talk "It was a surprise when the Packers released tight end Martellus Bennett. It was a big surprise when the Packers contended that he failed to disclose a medical condition. To no surprise, Bennett disputes that he hid anything from the team. Bennett practiced throughout the offseason and..." November 08

  • Packers release Martellus Bennett

    247 Sports "Martellus Bennett is now looking for a new NFL team. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Packers have cut Bennett with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation." November 08

  • Martellus Bennett 'pretty sure' he'll retire at end of season

    ESPN "When veteran tight end Martellus Bennett signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Packers this spring, he never offered any hint that his stay would be much shorter. But Bennett might be calling it quits after just one year in Green Bay. Bennett, 30, posted an Instagram story on..." October 29

  • Martellus Bennett releases plan for Houston-based MartyLand Adventure Park

    CBS Sports "Packers tight end Martellus Bennett is pretty darn good at his primary job -- he has the sixth-most receiving yards among all tight ends since 2012 -- but he might be even better at his other non-football jobs. On Saturday, Bennett released a design plan for his Houston-based theme park, which..." October 01

  • Packers' Bennett tweets he's 'OK with being fired' after Trump's remarks

    USA Today "The Green Bay Packers’ Martellus Bennett often uses his Twitter account to share his thoughts on various subjects from how he hopes to inspire kids by letting them know they can be more than pro athletes to criticizing the NFL’s celebration rules video. After President Donald Trump stood on..." September 23