Packers waive tight end Martellus Bennett in stunning move

Packers waive tight end Martellus Bennett in stunning move

Packers waive tight end Martellus Bennett in stunning move

The Patriots will probably be vague about the tight end's status, as per usual for coach Bill Belichick.

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers Thursday.

Adding to the intrigue, Green Bay reportedly waived Bennett with a designation of having failed to disclose a medical condition.

Bennett has 24 catches for 233 yards on the season.Bennett's contract has two years remaining for about $14 million. He was a major part of New England's championship squad, filling in for star tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed most of the season with injuries.


Blount played for the Patriots in 2013, then signed with the Steelers for 2014. He hinted at retirement after the 2017 season, and the Patriots now might not get a compensatory draft pick for letting him leave in free agency now that he's back with the team.

The Packers signed him to a three-year, $21 million this offseason, but released him after just seven games. Bennett is now dealing with a shoulder injury. It's possible one of those players could be waived once Bennett is healthy and ready to play.

There's also a possibility that Bennett hangs up his cleats after this season.

He started his 10th National Football League season with the Green Bay Packers. Prior to arriving in New England ahead of last season, the seasoned pass catcher spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Chicago Bears along the way. When Bennett was traded to the Patriots, in 2016, everyone seemed excited for the Gronk-Bennett combo.

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