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Martellus Bennett | Tight End | #88

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 275
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (61) / DAL
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Martellus Bennett (knee) is questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.
He was limited at practice, just as he is most weeks. Bennett tweaked his knee late in Saturday's win over Houston but should play his usual snaps in Sunday's AFC Championship. He had a very quiet game against Pittsburgh earlier this year, hauling in just one-of-two targets for five yards in Week 7. Of course, that was before the Patriots lost Rob Gronkowski to a season-ending back injury. Jan 20 - 4:36 PM

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Martellus Bennett (knee) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Bennett didn't bother will full practices this season. He will be good to go for the AFC Championship Game.
Jan 19 - 4:56 PM

Martellus Bennett (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Bennett went down late in the Patriots' Divisional Round win but was able to return. He likely won't get in much practice this week. Bennett has already said he'll be for Sunday's game.
Jan 18 - 4:22 PM

Martellus Bennett (leg) said he'll be fine for next week's AFC Championship Game.

Bennett suffered a leg injury late in Saturday's Divisional Round win over Houston but only missed a handful of snaps. "I've been fighting through [expletive] the whole year. I'm not going to stop now," said Bennett. "I'm getting too close to what my goal is in life." Bennett has been hampered by ankle and shoulder issues throughout the year but has yet to miss a game. He tied for third among tight ends with seven touchdowns during the regular season and will continue to be one of Tom Brady's top weapons inside the red zone.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 15 - 8:56 AM

Martellus Bennett caught 1-of-4 targets for four yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

Bennett suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter, but jogged off and eventually came back in. Bennett just looks slow on the field at this stage of the season and hasn’t given the Patriots much in the passing game lately beyond a few red-zone scores. Bennett appeared to beat Texans ILB Bernardrick McKinney for a deep third-quarter reception, but the pass bounced out of Bennett’s hands on the way down. He should see two to five targets in the AFC Championship Game.
Jan 15 - 12:15 AM

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins won't be "inclined to make a big offer" to Martellus Bennett in free agency.

Wrapping up his first season with the Pats, Bennett is headed to free agency. He turns 30 in March. Bennett is looking like the top tight end available in a market also expected to include Vernon Davis, Jermaine Gresham and Jared Cook.
Jan 12 - 6:28 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle) has been removed from the injury report.

Bennett played through ankle/shoulder injuries for most of the second half. He's fully healthy coming off New England's first-round bye. Bennett is a solid DFS play against Houston.
Jan 11 - 4:39 PM

Impending free agent Martellus Bennett said he "loves" playing for the Patriots.

"My family loves it here, I love being a part of this team, this organization, and this city," Bennett said. "We’ll figure it out when it’s time to figure it out." Paying impending free agents is not really the Patriots' modus operandi, but they could make an exception for Bennett, who both allows them to run a dynamic, two-TE offense when Rob Gronkowski is healthy and gives them quality insurance for when he is not. Bennett gained 701 yards on 55 catches while finding the end zone seven times this season.
Jan 5 - 12:48 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 3-of-5 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

His first-quarter TD came from two yards out. While it's nice to see Bennett making some plays, his role in New England's passing game has still lacked volume. The Patriots are likely going to need more from Bennett in the playoffs, particularly if Malcolm Mitchell's knee injury proves significant. Both Bennett and Mitchell get Week 18 to rest ahead of the Divisional Round.
Jan 1 - 5:42 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) is questionable for Week 17 against Miami.

Bennett has been playing through ankle/shoulder issues for weeks. He's expected to start despite the questionable tag, but his snaps could be limited. Bennett is a risky Week 17 play.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 05:04:00 PM

The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe believes the Patriots could monitor Martellus Bennett's (ankle, shoulder) snaps Week 17 against the Dolphins.

It makes perfect sense. As Howe noted, Bennett badly needs a week off. He's been playing through the ankle and shoulder issues for weeks now, and if the Patriots are able to take control of Sunday's finale against the Dolphins, Bennett could get some rest. He'll also get the first-round bye to heal up. Bennett hasn't been seeing the targets to make him a trustworthy Week 17 play.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice.

We can't remember the last time Bennett put in a full practice. Nonetheless, Bennett has yet to miss a game this year. The Patriots are still playing for home-field advantage so Bennett should see his usual snaps. He's No. 15 in RotoPat's tight end rankings for Week 17.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 03:51:00 PM

Martellus Bennett snagged both of his targets for 19 yards and a touchdown Saturday in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets.

Bennett snagged a five-yard touchdown on New England’s second drive of the afternoon but he wasn’t heard from much after that. Both of his catches came in the first half when it was still a game (but not really). Bennett leads New England with six touchdown catches this year but has proven to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option while playing through multiple injuries in the second half. That will continue to be the case next week against Miami.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:41:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) is questionable for Week 16 against the Jets.

Bennett isn't 100 percent but he should be ready to roll after putting in a limited week of practice. He was held to three catches for 22 yards when he faced the Jets back in Week 12. Bennett belongs on the TE1/2 borderline.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Bennett is often limited at practice but has yet to miss a game this season. He'll be a borderline TE1 Saturday against the Jets.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 03:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Brandon Bolden
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Dion Lewis
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Matthew Slater
WR21Chris Hogan
2Michael Floyd
3Malcolm Mitchell
WR31Malcolm Mitchell
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Matt Lengel
3Rob Housler
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Ted Karras
C1David Andrews
RG1Shaq Mason
2Tre' Jackson
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
K1Stephen Gostkowski