Tight end Martellus Bennett is seeking medical opinions for his injured shoulder, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Saturday. Bennett, who last weekend announced plans to potentially retire at season’s end, missed the team’s past two practices because of his shoulder injury. McCarthy said Saturday he did not have an update on his veteran tight end’s status. “We’re waiting on some information,” McCarthy said. “He’s still taking a visit or two. Hopefully, we’ll have more information today.” McCarthy said he first discussed the injury with Bennett after the Packers' practice Tuesday. Bennett’s absence from practice Thursday and Friday would suggest he’s unlikely to be available Monday night when the Packers host the Detroit Lions. It would mean increased snaps for Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers, veterans who served as Bennett’s backup through the first seven games. Kendricks, especially, might benefit from more snaps. He has played fewer than 25 percent of the offensive snaps this season, while Bennett ranks fourth highest on the offense at 83.4 percent.
Martellus Bennett injury could mean bigger role for Packers' Lance Kendricks
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Nov 5