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Clinton-Dix: Martellus Bennett Quit on Packers

They’re still talking about former Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett a week later. It seems some people don’t think much of the guy.

“At the end of the day you have to think of it as a business. Me, personally? I thought he quit on us,” safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix said. “I don’t fault him, but I did think he quit on us. He let us down — as a teammate. For a guy that came in, of his caliber, his leadership quote-unquote, I expected more from him. I held him to a higher standard, me personally. But he handled it the way he wanted to handle it.”

That would involve Bennett claiming he had a shoulder injury and the Packers insisted he play through it. The Packers then released Bennett for failure to disclose an injury. He was claimed by the New England Patriots and played the same week.

That certainly looks fishy.

Linebacker Clay Matthews says the ordeal has brought the team together.

“I think it definitely has the power to galvanize a locker room. Because it shows you – especially going through difficult times – it shows you who’s in and who isn’t,” Matthews said. “We’ll obviously discover that more and more as the season goes on dealing with our starting quarterback being hurt and having a few losses. But you’re absolutely right: It brings guys together, like a refocus. It lets you know, ‘All right, get rid of the dead weight, and let’s focus on our locker room.’”

Dead weight. That’s Martellus Bennett.

Joseph Bonham

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