Claiming Martellus Bennett Was No-Brainer For Red Zone-Needy Patriots

Claiming Martellus Bennett Was No-Brainer For Red Zone-Needy Patriots

Claiming Martellus Bennett Was No-Brainer For Red Zone-Needy Patriots

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Bennett has been claimed off waivers by the Patriots. Bennett followed a similar path, only his pitstop was in Green Bay.

The Packers cut Bennett Wednesday after he failed to properly disclose an injury.

He didn't play in the 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions after being listed as doubtful for the game. Allen, however, has not recorded a catch in eight games this season, and in part because of that, the Patriots' offense has struggled in the red zone.

"After conversations with my family I'm pretty sure these next eight games will be the conclusion of my National Football League career", Bennett wrote on Instagram.

Bennett was a key figure in the Patriots' Super Bowl-winning season in 2016, as he ranked second on the team in receiving yards (701) and first in touchdown catches (seven).

Bennett was listed as having not practiced on his last day with the team on Wednesday. That deal contained a signing bonus of $6.3m, of which Bennett was to receive $2.1m at the beginning of each season. "There's a number of opinions that he's working through", McCarthy said of the 30-year-old Bennett. 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. Brady loved playing with Bennett, who in turn has talked about how much he enjoyed playing in New England last season.

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