After Michael Bennett was reportedly traded to the Eagles earlier on Wednesday, the other Bennett brother is also in the news. According to ESPN's Field Yates, the Patriots are releasing Martellus Bennett. He was going to count $6.2 million against the cap. The move is official, according to the NFL transaction wire. Last season, the tight end was released by the Packers with a "failure to disclose a physical condition" designation in November before signing with the Patriots. He had a public feud with the Packers training staff about how they handled his injuries. Bennett said he wanted to have surgery to repair his injured shoulder, but the Packers training staff pressured him to play.
Patriots to release Martellus Bennett
WEEI Boston | Mar 7