Friday, 17 November, 2017

Martellus Bennett released by Packers

Jordan-Howard-062717-getty-ftr Jordan Howard
Clarence Duncan | 10 November, 2017, 00:59

Bennett played only seven games with the Packers after winning a Super Bowl in New England previous year; the Bears traded him to the Packers in March 2016.

The Packers tight end will sit out the team's upcoming game against the Bears as he continues to rehab a shoulder injury suffered in practice last week, coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday. Bennett replaced Jared Cook and was thought to become a major part of Green Bay's offense as another dependable target for Rodgers in the passing game.

However, it's still an unusual situation in Green Bay, and it'll be interesting to see how things play out over the next couple of months. All 31 other teams have until 4 p.m. ET Thursday to submit a claim on him.

According to ESPN, the Packers have released Bennett.

Bennett is getting different input from doctors on how to proceed with the injury after missing Monday's loss to the Lions.

The veteran tight end made waves last week when he indicated through his Instagram account that he was likely to retire after the 2017 season.

Packers tight end Martellus Bennett is tackled by the Vikings' Eric Kendricks.

Bennett's production in the seven games he did play was modest: 24 catches for 233 yards and no touchdowns. Per ESPN, the team is positioned to file a grievance to reclaim the prorated $4.2 million remaining on his $8 million signing bonus. McCarthy said Bennett was in Green Bay on Tuesday meeting with the medical staff. That day, Bennett left the locker room telling reporters he wouldn't be talking with them because there was "nothing to talk about".

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