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Patriots Are Done with Martellus Bennett

Around the time tight end Martellus Bennett got fed up with the Green Bay Packers, he said he planned to retire after the 2017 season. The Packers then released him after a fake injury fiasco and he was claimed by the New England Patriots.

Predictably, Bennett said he wanted to keep playing after the season ended. It won’t be with the Patriots.

New England will release Bennett, according to ESPN.

Bennett was set to make $3.6 million in base salary in 2018. However, he was also due a roster bonus of more than $2 million later this month. This is all part of the contract Bennett originally signed with the Packers prior to the 2017 season.

Now Bennett, who may be viewed by some as damaged goods, will be looking for work at age 31. Can he still play? There was no evidence of that when he was with the Packers.

Bennett had just 24 catches for 233 yards and didn’t reach the end zone.

Why any team would want to bring on a player in decline who may or may not be a locker room cancer is beyond me. Might as well just retire, huh Marty?

Interestingly, the Seattle Seahawks unloaded Martellus’ brother Michael Bennett, along with a seventh-round pick, on the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth-rounder and receiver Marcus Johnson just hours earlier.

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5 Comments

  1. Bob March 7, 2018

    It’s called KARMA

  2. Mitch Anthony March 7, 2018

    Not quite. Karma would be if this asshole would be the victim of a scam worth about $5 million and there would be no chance of him getting a dime of it back.

  3. Bob March 7, 2018

    I have to call it KARMA because I don’t think another team will even consider him unless for the minimum salary.

  4. Hinder March 8, 2018

    Maybe Murphy and the rubes at Lombardi Ave. will sign him again, give him a bonus, and let him quit and play for Belicheat for free. It worked once.

  5. Cheese March 8, 2018

    Highway robbery. Any average Joe on the street would cream their pants if they won the lotto for $1mil. Meanwhile, shitbag Bennett doesn’t do anything in GB, quits on the team, lies about not being able to play because of an “injury,” and then goes to another team and plays no problem. Yet he walks away with $6mil. Once again, highway robbery.