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Patriots Claim TE Martellus Bennett Off Waivers

Patriots Claim TE Martellus Bennett Off Waivers

The Packers had high hopes for Martellus Bennett, who signed a 3-year, $21 million contract with the team. Prior to his release, Bennett also tweeted that this season might be his final in the NFL.

The Packers waived him because of that injury on Wednesday.

Bennett claims the Packers were trying to force him to "play thru a major injury". Bennett appears ready to tough it out and play for the Patriots. According to Demovsky, by saying Bennett failed to disclose an injury, the Packers could try to recoup some of the unamortized portion of Bennett's $6.3 million signing bonus.

Sam Bradford reportedly has knee scoped, could go on IR
Bridgewater returned to practice on October 18, less than 14 months after the devastating knee injury he suffered in August 2016. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 when he passed for 3,231 yards and 14 touchdowns against nine interceptions.


With Green Bay, he hauled in 24 catches for 233 yards and no touchdowns. He plans to wear no. 88, as he did last season with the Patriots. "You look at the adjustment you make with Aaron lost at quarterback and having three veteran tight ends on a roster, now you're down to two".

There was a rift between Bennett and the Packers growing this year, with Bennett posting on Instagram during the team's bye week he was strongly considering retiring. These next games are for you. He was inactive for Monday night's loss to Detroit after being listed with a shoulder injury last week.

During the Packers' bye week he indicated on an Instagram post that he would likely retire after this season. I really don't have any comments on that. He finished that season with 55 receptions for 702 yards and seven touchdown grabs. Those five scores come equipped with 33 catches for 438 yards on the season for Hogan, who originally made his way to the heralded Patriots back in March 2016.