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Martellus Bennett | Tight End | #88

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 275
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (61) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Patriots placed TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Dwayne Allen will back up Rob Gronkowski the rest of the way, with rookie Jacob Hollister behind them. Claimed off waivers with a torn rotator cuff after he was cut by Green Bay, Bennett hardly saw the field in two appearances with New England before missing Week 12. Because the Pats claimed his contract as well, Bennett remains under team control through next season for around $6.5 million including salary and bonuses. The Patriots would likely ask Bennett to take a pay cut to return, although he could easily be released. Bennett has also discussed retirement recently. Mon, Nov 27, 2017 04:35:00 PM

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Martellus Bennett (questionable, hamstring, shoulder) is out for Week 12 against the Dolphins.

Bennett has been banged up all year and with New England favored by 16.5 points on Sunday, it makes sense to give him a week to recharge the batteries. Dwayne Allen will serve as the backup to Rob Gronkowski in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 09:50:00 AM

Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) is doubtful for Week 12 against Miami.

It's not surprising after Bennett missed Friday's practice. The Patriots will give Bennett a week of rest to get over his injuries. Dwayne Allen will see more time in two tight end sets.
Source: ESPN Boston
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) is not practicing Friday.

It's a downgrade after he was limited earlier in the week. However, Bennett has been injured much of the past two seasons and continues to play through it. He could easily suit up Sunday against the Dolphins as a TE2/3.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Bennett hasn't had a full practice since coming over to the Patriots. He'll continue playing through injuries this week. Bennett has just six targets the last two games.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 04:28:00 PM

Martellus Bennett hauled in all three of his targets for 15 yards in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

Bennett has settled right back into New England's offense with three catches in each of his first two games back. Perhaps he breaks out for more at some point, but he is not going to be a realistic fantasy option as long as Rob Gronkowski is healthy.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 07:43:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) is questionable for Week 11 against the Raiders.

Bennett looks on track to play after a limited week of practice. He played only seven snaps in his first game with the Patriots, but should see his role increase. Bennett is just a touchdown-dependent streamer.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 05:07:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Bennett might not get in a single "full" practice as a Patriot. He will be out there as a last-gasp TE2 against the Raiders.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 07:17:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Bennett played through his shoulder injury Sunday, but saw only seven snaps. He didn't have any setbacks, though he's now dealing with a hamstring issue. Bennett looks on track to play against the Raiders this week.
Source: ESPN Boston
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 07:59:00 PM

Martellus Bennett pulled in three catches for 38 yards on three targets Sunday in the Patriots’ Week 10 win over the Broncos.

Bennett only played seven snaps but still made his presence felt in his return to the Patriots following a tumultuous stint in Green Bay. Most of his yardage came on a 27-yard catch-and-run during the first quarter. Bennett only practiced once this week and is still dealing with a bad shoulder, which explains his light workload on Sunday. His role should expand, though he’s still behind Rob Gronkowski and probably just a TE2 for fantasy purposes. Bennett faces the Raiders in Mexico City next week.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 12:32:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Martellus Bennett (questionable, shoulder) is expected to play Week 10 against the Broncos.

He's only been on New England's roster for three days and was limited by a torn rotator cuff at Friday's practice. Despite these obstacles, Bennett, who won a Super Bowl with the Pats last season, is expected to see the field Sunday night in Denver. Injured and playing behind Rob Gronkowski, Bennett won't be a recommended fantasy play in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 12:27:00 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Packers are trying to recoup Martellus Bennett's $6.3 million signing bonus after failing to disclose a shoulder injury upon signing.

Per Rapsheet, it's unclear if the Packers are seeking his full signing bonus or just the prorated $4.2 million from Bennett's three-year, $21 million contract. Bennett, who is reportedly dealing with a torn rotator cuff, defended himself on social media with a series of Instagram posts earlier this week, claiming the Packers examined his shoulder and cleared him upon signing. Now with the Patriots, Bennett is questionable for Sunday night's game in Denver.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is questionable for Week 10 against the Broncos.

He was limited at Friday's practice. This would be a pretty short turnaround for Bennett, who was dropped by the Packers on Wednesday and claimed off waivers by New England a day later. He knows the offense, but we're guessing the Pats will err on the side of caution by sitting him this week. When healthy, he'll serve as Rob Gronkowski's backup while also seeing time in two tight-end sets.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 04:00:00 PM

Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was seen warming up at Friday's practice.

Beat writer Nora Princiotti of the Boston Globe didn't see Bennett doing anything "strenuous" during the open portion of Friday's practice, though his presence would suggest he passed his physical. It's unclear if he'll be available for Sunday's game at Denver. New England claimed Bennett off waivers Thursday one day after he was cut by Green Bay.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 01:48:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports new Patriots TE Martellus Bennett has a torn rotator cuff but may try to play through it.

Claimed off waivers by New England on Thursday, Bennett was let go by the Packers with a failure to disclose medical condition designation. Word out of Green Bay is that Bennett also may have forced his way out of town following the Aaron Rodgers injury and subsequent downward spiral of the team. It's understandable for a 30-year-old who said he's retiring after the season. Bennett has always been one to play through injury, so this one likely won't be any different.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:08:00 AM

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