Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett rejoined teammates Sunday at Olivet Nazarene University, six days after the club levied an unspecified fine and indefinite suspension. Bennett's punishment stemmed from a fight at practice last Monday with teammate Kyle Fuller. During the incident, the tight end slammed the rookie cornerback to the ground. In the aftermath, Bennett reacted unapologetically, but has since changed his tune. "I think I could've handled the situation differently," Bennett said. "We can talk about it right now, but [I would've handled it] any way differently than I did. I think everything in life is about learning lessons. Whatever situation you're going [through], you always learn from it whether it's good or bad. There's always a lesson or moral to the story." Bears general manager Phil Emery announced Bennett's suspension a day after the tight end's incident occurred with Fuller. Emery said the decision had been made Monday night, forcing Bennett to miss two days of practice and a walk-through leading into Friday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Bennett wasn't with the team during its 34-28 victory, and Bears coach Marc Trestman said after the game the plan was to re-evaluate the situation before the team's Sunday return to training camp. Throughout the suspension, Bennett and Trestman remained in contact, with the tight end saying Sunday the conversations were the "same conversations we always have every day." Asked about what he needed to do to return to the team, Bennett declined to discuss specifics.
Bears reinstate TE Bennett from suspension
ESPN Chicago | Aug 12