Martellus Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Martellus Bennett creates line of shoes for kids

    The Score "New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett recently described himself as "more than an athlete" in his own TEDx Talks video. On Friday, he showed, once again, why that statement is true. Bennett announced on his Instagram that he is "creating something cool for the kids" before..." May 14

  • John Fox on Martellus Bennett: 'He's got an interesting personality'

    CSN New England "The talent level that tight end Martellus Bennett will bring to the Patriots in 2016 is not in question. At 6-foot-7, 273 pounds, he has the size to wall off defenders as a receiver and move them as a blocker in the running game. When paired with Rob Gronkowski, he figures to be an especially..." March 24

  • Bears reportedly questioned Martellus Bennett’s commitment to team

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bears traded Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots this week even though that meant getting rid of one of their best offensive weapons. There were numerous reasons given for their decision. In a column published Thursday, The Chicago Tribune’s Dan Wiederer touched on many of..." March 18

  • Sources: Martellus Bennett traded to Patriots

    ESPN "The Chicago Bears are trading tight end Martellus Bennett to the New England Patriots for a fourth-round draft pick, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The teams are finalizing a deal, but the Patriots will also receive a sixth-round draft choice in exchange for Bennett,..." March 17

  • Martellus Bennett may have sabotaged options for Bears, himself

    CSN Chicago "The Bears and Martellus Bennett are expected to be ending their association after the productive tight end successfully agitated for a chance for his agent to explore trades elsewhere. But in the process, Bennett’s actions may boomerang and cost him both money and opportunity, making it harder..." March 07

  • Would Jets trade for Martellus Bennett of Chicago Bears?

    Newark Star-Ledger "An intriguing name who could fill an obvious position of need for the Jets was thrown into the NFL's trade market on Friday, when ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Bears are exploring a trade for tight end Martellus Bennett. Bennett made the Pro Bowl in 2014, and he has caught at least 50..." March 05

  • Bears Working To Trade TE Martellus Bennett

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Bears and the agent for TE Martellus Bennett are working together to trade the tight end to an agreeable landing spot. Bennett, 28, is in the final year of his four-year, $20.4 million contract that included $5.215 million guaranteed. He stands to make a..." March 04

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Talked #Bears on @NFLHQ: Would be surprised if Martellus Bennett is back, given the emergence of Zach Miller, combined with Bennett's price

  • Fans take Martellus Bennett's tweet to mean his Bears career is over

    Chicago Sun-Times "Martellus Bennett tweeted Monday night what at first glance appeared to be an announcement of his departure from the Bears, but in reality the tweet may have had nothing to do with his future at all. There’s been a lot of speculation about Bennett’s future with the Bears recently, and the tight..." February 16

  • Bears place Martellus Bennett on IR "Martellus Bennett's season is over. The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday the team placed the tight end on season-ending injured reserve with fractured ribs. The Bears signed tight end Rob Housler to replace the veteran. Bennett has been dealing with the rib injury the past several weeks,..." December 08

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Rough stretch for #Bears TEs. Along with Zach Miller's fractured rib, Martellus Bennett (probable) is battling cracked ribs. He's playing.

  • Tenions lingers between Martellus Bennett, Bears

    Pro Football Talk "The Chicago Bears have thrust themselves into playoff contention. Their effort to finish the job could be undermined by a lingering rift with tight end Martellus Bennett. Bennett, who boycotted voluntary offseason workouts due to concerns about his contract, didn’t make the trip to Green Bay..." December 03

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    Tight end Martellus Bennett ruled out for Thursday. He has a ribs injury.

  • Martellus Bennett has some not-so-nice words for Rams after Bears win

    CSN Chicago "Martellus Bennett was happy to get a win Sunday, when the Bears beat up on the Rams, 37-13, in St. Louis. But maybe he wasn't so happy with the Rams. The Bears' tight end, who's always willing to speak his mind, also made his opinion of the Rams known following Sunday's win, using some..." November 16

  • Martellus Bennett irked by praise heaped on one-dimensional TEs

    ESPN "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett took issue Thursday with all the praise heaped on the NFL's one-dimensional, pass-catching tight ends. "You see Jimmy [Graham]. Jimmy can't block worth s---," Bennett said. "They get a lot of credit and a lot of love. But Julius Thomas doesn't block..." November 05

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Bears TE Martellus Bennett, who injured his quad on Thursday and didn’t practice Friday, is expected to play today, source said.

  • Martellus Bennett questionable after hurting quad on Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears have been short on receiving targets all year and Sunday may find tight end Martellus Bennett added to the list of those missing in action. Bennett has been listed as questionable for Chicago’s game with the Lions after hurting his quad in Thursday’s practice. Bennett is the team’s..." October 16

  • Martellus Bennett compares Jay Cutler to Jesus

    The Score "Martellus Bennett is at it again. Known for his delightfully oddball interviews and outlandish analogies, the Chicago Bears tight end may have just unleashed his most ridiculous comparison yet, likening Jay Cutler's plight to that of a humble old timey carpenter named Jesus. Yep ... that..." October 05

  • Martellus Bennett on NFL uniform fine: Changing cleats will 'affect my health'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett thinks the NFL is putting his health at risk by prohibiting him from wearing a certain style of shoe on game days. Bennett revealed Wednesday the league fined him for wearing cleats that "were too black" in Chicago's Week 4 loss to Seattle. "I'm just..." October 01

  • Jay Cutler lauds rapport with Martellus Bennett after leadership critique

    Chicago Tribune "The recent Chicago Magazine feature on Bears tight end Martellus Bennett grabbed attention in the football world this week partly for what Bennett said about quarterback Jay Cutler and leadership. After practice Wednesday, Cutler accepted Bennett's critique and exuded confidence in his..." August 28

  • Bears TE Martellus Bennett: 'I’m not even worried about a contract'

    Chicago Sun-Times "When it came to his business endeavors this offseason, tight end Martellus Bennett enjoyed some success on a personal level, but was forced to swallow his pride through one obvious failure. After sitting out the voluntary portion of the Bears’ offseason program, Bennett has apparently come to..." July 31

  • Bears' Bennett reports, claims to be 'dark-skinned chameleon' at camp

    CSN Chicago "Martellus Bennett made his first appearance of the 2015 Bears offseason under coach John Fox, having skipped all of the voluntary/optional sessions. He indicated he does not plan to be holding out of at the July 29 start of training camp. And he did not sound like missing the offseason time..." June 17

  • Martellus Bennett arrives for physical, expected for Bears' minicamp

    ESPN Chicago "Bears tight end Martellus Bennett arrived at the team facility on Monday to take a physical in advance of the club's three-day mandatory minicamp that begins on Tuesday, a league source confirmed. Bennett is expected to participate in the minicamp after skipping the Bears' entire voluntary..." June 15

  • Bears not waiting on Martellus Bennett to show

    CSN Chicago "The Bears moved along in their second week of organized team activities without Martellus Bennett as the No. 1 tight end continues hoping for a new contract or trade to a team that will give him one. OTA’s are voluntary, so Bennett is not incurring any fines. But neither is he incurring any..." June 04

  • John Fox expects Martellus Bennett to still be on roster after draft

    Chicago Football "Following the final day of the first voluntary veteran minicamp at Halas Hall, Bears coach John Fox was asked about an ESPN report that surfaced on Wednesday stating Chicago was "entertaining trade offers" for Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett. edXAds by Rubicon Project Aside from a..." April 30

  • Bears shopping TE Martellus Bennett

    ESPN "The Chicago Bears are entertaining trade offers for Pro Bowl tight end Martellus Bennett, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Sources said the Bears have included Bennett in trade talks since discussing a potential deal with the Seattle Seahawks, who would up trading for New Orleans Saints..." April 29

  • Bears teammates get in Twitter spat over an unfollow

    Fox Sports "The sting of a Twitter unfollow even affects NFL players. And now it has caused a public beef between two Bears teammates. Offensive lineman Kyle Long apparently got unfollowed by tight end Martellus Bennett, so Long decided to strike back on the social media service. " January 13

  • Former Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett: In Dallas, ‘I didn’t have room to be myself’

    Dallas Morning News "Brandon Marshall interrupted Martellus Bennett’s conference call with reporters to deliver a message to the Cowboys. “I don’t know why you guys let this boy go,” the Bears star receiver said. “He’s the best tight end in the league. Y’all been watching him? Freaking maniac. Nobody can tackle..." December 02

  • Bears reinstate TE Bennett from suspension

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett rejoined teammates Sunday at Olivet Nazarene University, six days after the club levied an unspecified fine and indefinite suspension. Bennett's punishment stemmed from a fight at practice last Monday with teammate Kyle Fuller. During the incident, the..." August 12

  • Trestman: Bennett talk 'very positive'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke Tuesday by phone with suspended tight end Martellus Bennett and characterized the conversation as "very positive," adding that Bennett hasn't been ruled out for Friday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. "I did [speak with Bennett],"..." August 07

  • Bears suspend Bennett for fight with Fuller

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was fined and suspended for conduct detrimental to the team after the veteran was involved in a fight at practice Monday with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller, general manager Phil Emery announced Tuesday. Emery did not specify the length of the suspension..." August 06

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    Martellus Bennett has been fined and suspended by the #Bears

  • Martellus may be key to Bears signing brother Michael Bennett

    CSN Chicago "Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will be among the more heavily pursued players when free agency opens in March. Defensive ends coming off 8.5-sack seasons -- and 17.5 over the last two seasons -- don’t just hit the market; they are the market some offseasons. For that matter, he already..." January 29

  • TE Bennett questionable to face Ravens

    ESPN "The Chicago Bears list tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle) as questionable to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, while defensive end Shea McClellin (hamstring) is doubtful after sitting out the entire week of practice. Bennett rested his sore ankle on Thursday, but returned to the field in..." November 15

  • Hall unhappy with comments following Meriweather suspension

    CSN Washington "Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall didn’t like the two-game suspension handed to his teammate Brandon Meriweather. But D-Hall really didn’t like the comments made by Martellus Bennett and Brandon Marshall the two players Meriweather struck helmet-to-helmet in Sunday’s game. Asked about..." October 23

  • Martellus Bennett wanted to punch Brandon Meriweather in the face

    Washington Post "As you know by now Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was suspended two games for a pair of hits in Sunday’s game. In interviews defensive teammates DeAngelo Hall and Barry Cofield defended at least the first of the two hits. The Bears not surprisingly are not defending Meriweather. Wide..." October 22

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Charles Tillman and Martellus Bennett both active vs. #Redskins.

  • Briggs, Tillman among game-time decisions for Bears

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears are looking at a number of game-time decisions when it comes to player availability for Thursday night’s matchup against the New York Giants. While sounding positive coach Marc Trestman said that tight end Martellus Bennett (knee) linebacker Lance Briggs (foot/hip) defensive..." October 10

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Charles Tillman and Martellus Bennett also game time decisions vs. #Giants per Marc Trestman.

  • 'Rain Man' Bennett likens Trestman to Willy Wonka

    Chicago Tribune "After Tuesday’s day off the Chicago Bears return to Halas Hall on Wednesday to dive into preparation for this weekend’s trip to Pittsburgh. That means tight end Martellus Bennett again should be active around the facility. With the media. In the classroom. On the practice field. Bennett is..." September 19

  • Bennett: Cutler knows when I'm open

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett laughed off the suggestion that he should be concerned about being targeted zero times in the team's passing attack over the first two weeks of preseason action. "In the preseason those catches don't get you any extra checks" Bennett said with a smile...." August 22

  • Bears TE Bennett takes on all comers

    Chicago Tribune "Bears tight end Martellus Bennett often goes by Marty B and he was Marty The Brawler in Friday's chippy practice at Olivet Nazarene University. The tight end was taking on all comers or at least all defensive backs. Things got rough between Bennett and safeties Major Wright Chris Conte and..." August 03

  • TE Bennett targets chemistry with Cutler

    ESPN Chicago "Having studied interactions between Tony Romo and Jason Witten earlier in his career in Dallas and after working with Eli Manning in New York new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett came to realize the value of strong communication with his quarterback and how eventually it enriches chemistry...." July 27

  • Giants TE Bennett signs with Bears

    New York Post "When the Giants lost tight end Kevin Boss to the Raiders heading into the 2011 season, there was palpable unrest from even the most trusting fans. After all, Boss helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII, and why the heck didn’t general manager Jerry Reese ante up to keep him? Well, Reese came up..." March 13

  • Bears land TE Martellus Bennett

    Chicago Sun-Times "Minutes into free agency, free-agent tight end Martellus Bennett announced that he’s going to be a Bear. On his Twitter account, Bennett wrote, “I’m proud to say I’ll be joining my other brother [Brandon Marshall] next season.” He capped it with, “Bear down.” A source said that he’s agreed..." March 12

  • NY Giants hoping to re-sign TE Martellus Bennett, interest in free agent Josh Cribbs

    New York Daily News "The clock is ticking quickly with the free-agent market set to open on Tuesday afternoon, but the Giants haven't given up hope of signing their starting tight end. It appears they are making a late - and possibly last - push to re-sign Martellus Bennett before the free agent signing period..." March 10

  • Free agency in store for Giants’ Bennett

    New York Post "Martellus Bennett figured he did enough in his first season with the Giants to make a compelling case for himself as the long-term answer at tight end. After all, he is 26 years old and ended up as the team’s second-leading receiver with 55 catches. But that’s not the way it’s going to be for..." March 07

  • Martellus Bennett ‘not feeling the love’ from NY Giants, hints his days with Big Blue could be over

    New York Daily News "Martellus Bennett wants to return for a second season with the Giants, but he sounds as if he’s not sure the team feels the same way. Bennett, the starting tight end who is scheduled to become a free agent on March 12, said via Twitter that he’s “not feeling the love” from the Giants. He had once..." March 01

  • Martellus Bennett says Giants still No. 1 choice

    Big Blue View "Free-agent tight Martellus Bennett took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to once again reiterate that his preference would be to re-sign with the New York Giants for next season. Bennett's brother, Michael, is a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is also an unrestricted free agent. We..." February 14

  • New York Giants' rumors: Martellus Bennett to Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    Big Blue View "Could brothers Martellus Bennett and Michael Bennett join forces for the 2013 NFL season? If they do, that could be bad news for the New York Giants. Both players are unrestricted free agents, and Tampa Tribune Bucs reporter Roy Cummings recently opined that he expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,..." February 10

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