Last month, Martellus Bennett compared hitting free agency to “being that girl that’s newly single and fresh on that market.” On Saturday, a few of his suitors emerged. According to the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, the Raiders and Jaguars are both interested in signing Bennett. Meanwhile, the Patriots are also reportedly interested in bringing back Bennett, who spent the 2016 season in New England. All three teams make sense. The Raiders were a contender in the AFC until Derek Carr’s late-season injury, but they’re lacking a top tight end. Carr already has reliable receiver targets in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, but he didn’t strike up much of a connection with Clive Walford, the team’s top tight end. Walford caught 33 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Jaguars just traded Julius Thomas and could use a reliable tight end for Blake Bortles.
Patriots, Jaguars, Raiders all reportedly interested in signing Martellus Bennett
CBS Sports | Mar 4