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Martellus Bennett | Tight End

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 273
College: Texas A&M
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Martellus Bennett (ribs) participated in Monday's practice.
It was just an informal session coming off the Bears' mini-bye, but puts Bennett on track for Week 13. His status will be updated when the Bears return to official practice on Wednesday. Nov 30 - 1:41 PM

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Martellus Bennett (ribs) has been ruled out for Thursday night's Week 12 game against the Packers.

Bennett played through the issue Sunday and got in a limited practice Tuesday, so this comes as a bit of a surprise. The Bears will rest him on the short week in the hopes he'll be ready Week 13. Zach Miller will start Thursday night and makes for an interesting punt play at tight end after a couple strong games.
Nov 25 - 2:46 PM

Martellus Bennett (ribs) remained "limited" in Tuesday's practice.

The limited sessions suggest Bennett should be fine for Thursday's game against the Packers, but his status can't be taken for granted just yet. Owners should have a back-up plan ready, as there's often little way of knowing what the Bears might do with their injured players.
Nov 24 - 3:27 PM

Martellus Bennett is dealing with a rib issue.

He suffered the injury in Sunday's loss. Coach John Fox was low on details, such as when the injury occurred. Bennett didn't miss a snap against the Broncos, which means he played through the issue. He should be fine for Thursday's game against the Packers.
Nov 23 - 2:02 PM

Martellus Bennett was held to two catches for 26 yards on six targets in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Broncos.

Bennett was a non-factor for the second straight week. He continued losing work to Zach Miller (6 targets), and dropped a pass in the end-zone. Bennett will be more of a low-end TE1 for Week 12 against the Packers.
Nov 22 - 5:20 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 3-of-3 targets for 18 yards in the Bears' Week 10 win over the Rams.

The Rams did well to take both Bennett and Alshon Jeffery (3-23) away, but they forgot about Bennett's backup, Zach Miller, who caught all five of his targets for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Bennett will be a mid-range TE1 next week at home against the Broncos. He should see 8-10 targets.
Nov 15 - 6:48 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 8-of-9 targets for 57 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' Week 9 win over the Chargers on Monday night.

With Matt Forte (knee) out, Bennett was a clear second on the team in targets behind Alshon Jeffery's 16. Nobody else had more than four. Bennett's touchdown came from one yard out after Jeffery was tackled at the half-yard line. Bennett could play a bigger role next week on the road against the Rams. Jeffery will have a tough test on the outside, which could force more targets Bennett's way.
Nov 10 - 12:27 AM

Martellus Bennett secured 3-of-5 targets for 32 yards in the Bears' Week 8 loss to the Vikings.

Bennett finished second on the Bears in targets, but an admittedly distant second to ballhog Alshon Jeffery (15). A high-end TE1 whenever Jeffery misses games, Bennett is more of a mid-range to low-end TE1 when Jeffery is healthy. That's what Martellus will be when the Bears face the Chargers in Week 9.
Nov 1 - 4:31 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 6-of-11 targets for 59 yards Week 6 against the Lions.

Bennett tied with Alshon Jeffery for the most targets on the team, but he struggled to make much happen. Bennett had a touchdown catch knocked away on the first drive of the game, and he dropped what would have been a third-down conversion in the fourth quarter. It was not a great day for Bennett, but the return of a healthy Alshon Jeffery should help open up the middle of the field. He will be a TE1 against the Vikings following the Week 7 bye.
Oct 18 - 6:25 PM

Martellus Bennett (quad) is active for Week 6 against the Lions.

Bennett status appeared to be in serious doubt after he missed Friday's practice, but the quad injury he suffered on Thursday appears to be minor. He is a solid TE1 in a good matchup.
Oct 18 - 11:37 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Martellus Bennett (quad, questionable) is expected to play Sunday against the Lions.

Bennett popped up on the injury report late in the week after suffering a minor quad injury at Thursday's practice. He won't get as many targets this week with Alshon Jeffery returning from a hamstring injury, but Bennett remains an every-week starter at a thin fantasy position. Sunday presents an enticing matchup against a Lions defense that has struggled mightily against the pass.
Oct 18 - 9:05 AM

Martellus Bennett sat out practice Friday with a quad injury and is questionable for Week 6 against the Lions.

Bennett suffered the injury at Thursday's practice. His absence Friday suggests he's in real danger of missing Week 6. Chicago's other top targets, Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Eddie Royal (ankle), are also questionable for Sunday. Chicago's backup tight ends include Zach Miller and Khari Lee.
Oct 16 - 1:19 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 4-of-11 targets for 32 yards in the Bears' Week 5 win over the Chiefs.

Bennett led the Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal-less Bears in targets, but dropped a couple passes and received the bulk of the attention from the Chiefs' defense. Bennett will remain a strong TE1 in Week 6 against the Lions.
Oct 11 - 5:29 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 11-of-13 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown Week 4 against the Raiders.

Bennett continued the trend of tight ends dominating the Raiders, and he could have had a bigger day if Jay Cutler did not underthrow him on what would have been an easy touchdown. After four games, Bennett is on pace for 96 catches for 804 yards and eight touchdowns. He will struggle to reach those numbers with Alshon Jeffery healthy, but he should remain a solid TE1 all season.
Oct 4 - 6:48 PM

Martellus Bennett reeled in 4-of-6 targets for 15 yards in the Bears' Week 3 loss to the Seahawks.

Bennett’s longest catch went for six yards as Jimmy Clausen's outing made famously risk-averse Alex Smith look downright daring in comparison. Even with a more capable signal caller, Martellus probably wouldn’t have done much damage on Sunday. Seattle’s elite defense barely gave him an inch. He should have an easier time against Oakland in Week 4.
Sep 27 - 9:42 PM

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