Martellus Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Martellus Bennett pledges to donate jersey sales profit

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers’ official online team store is full of jersey options for potential buyers, its stock including Aaron Rodgers’ top-selling No. 12, Jordy Nelson’s No. 87, Randall Cobb’s 18 and Clay Matthews‘ 52. Martellus Bennett’s jersey is not yet available. There is added incentive for that..." March 25

  • Martellus Bennett on what he can do in Packers offense: 'I can do a lot of s---'

    CBS Sports "It didn’t take long for Martellus Bennett to demonstrate to reporters who cover the Packers what he’ll be giving them on a weekly basis: perfect quotes. On Tuesday, the recently signed Packers tight end spoke to reporters on a conference call. During that call, he was asked about what he can..." March 15

  • Martellus Bennett has a new number after fan vote

    Fox Sports "The Green Bay Packers’ prized free-agent acquisition has a new number, thanks to some help from fans. Martellus Bennett reached out to his Twitter followers Saturday and gave them four options: 80, 84, 85, or 86, opting not to include the No. 88 he wore last year with the Patriots because Ty..." March 13

  • Martellus Bennett deal is indeed worth $21 million over three years

    Pro Football Talk "No, Martellus Bennett’s contract isn’t worth $18.45 million over three years. It’s a standard three-year, $21 million, based on how contracts are typically valued and digested. Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Bennett got a $6.3 million signing bonus. He’ll also receive a $900,000 base..." March 11

  • Packers To Sign Martellus Bennett

    Pro Football Rumors "Just after learning they wouldn’t re-sign Jared Cook, the Packers have added a new tight. Green Bay has agreed to sign Martellus Bennett, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link)." March 10

  • Giants, Jaguars, Bills & Patriots In The Mix For TE Martellus Bennett

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Giants, Jaguars, Bills and Patriots are in on free agent TE Martellus Bennett. Previous reports have said Bennett is expected to test the free agent market and there is a “real possibility” he could move on from the Patriots based on his asking..." March 08

  • Martellus Bennett Reportedly Seeking Contract Worth $9 Million Per Year

    CBS Boston "The “legal tampering” period is underway in the NFL, and it seems like Martellus Bennett won’t be on the Patriots next season. The tight end is reportedly asking for a hefty pay raise this offseason, which will likely be too rich for the Patriots. Bennett, who played all 16 games for New..." March 07

  • Patriots, Jaguars, Raiders all reportedly interested in signing Martellus Bennett

    CBS Sports "Last month, Martellus Bennett compared hitting free agency to “being that girl that’s newly single and fresh on that market.” On Saturday, a few of his suitors emerged. According to the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, the Raiders and Jaguars are both interested in signing Bennett. Meanwhile, the..." March 04

  • Rob Gronkowski hopes fellow TE Martellus Bennett “breaks the bank”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn’t weigh in on whether he’d like to see his team re-sign fellow tight end Martellus Bennett. But Gronkowski made it clear that he hopes Bennett cashes in when he becomes a free agent next month. “I’m hoping he breaks the bank,” Gronkowski..." February 26

  • Martellus Bennett launches spicy response to report about free agency demands

    Sportsnaut "Martellus Bennett is like the rest of us. He reads what’s online. He checks Twitter for interesting tidbits of information, and sometimes he doesn’t like what he sees. That’s exactly what happened Wednesday. Bennett stumbled upon a report suggesting that the New England Patriots handed him..." February 23

  • Martellus Bennett To Test Free Agency, “Real Possibility” He Moves On

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that Patriots impending free agent TE Martellus Bennett will test the free agent market. According to Rapoport, there is a “real possibility” Bennett could move on from the Patriots based on his asking price and offers this offseason. Bennett is set to become an..." February 22

  • Patriots reportedly expected to make good effort to keep Martellus Bennett

    Providence Journal "For the first time in a while, the Patriots have some uncertainty with their tight end position. Even with another back surgery in the books, Gronkowski is one of the NFL's best bargains. The 27-year-old is under contract for the next three seasons and his 2017 cap hit comes in at $6.75..." February 19

  • Patriots could consider franchise tag for Martellus Bennett

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots have a number of decisions to make regarding big-name free agents this offseason, and tight end Martellus Bennett is among them. Bennett, who will turn 30 in March, is likely looking at his last chance to sign a lucrative long-term extension. Will the Patriots force him to..." February 16

  • Martellus Bennett hints staying with Patriots could be best for him long term

    Sportsnaut "Martellus Bennett is a fascinating man, both on and off the football field. He has many interests that have captivated him, including authoring and illustrating children’s books and building associated games to be played after reading (more on that here). A free agent this spring, Bennett could..." February 15

  • Patriots might be ready to use franchise tag on Hightower or Bennett

    Boston Herald "The franchise tag window opens today, and with it comes a whole host of possibilities for the Patriots. In the next two weeks, the Pats will choose whether to place a franchise tag on anyone. The last time they did it was in 2015, tagging kicker Stephen Gostkowski. As it stands now, the two..." February 15

  • Martellus Bennett: Patriots work ethic showed in second half

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the reason the Patriots looked so unfazed when they were down 25 points in the third quarter of the Super Bowl was that they had already climbed so many hills. Or, at least one in particular. Tight end Martellus Bennett said the reason the Patriots can respond to situations like the..." February 06

  • Dont’a Hightower: I wanted the ball and I took it

    Pro Football Talk "There was a long list of plays that allowed the Patriots to erase a 28-3 deficit and come back to win Super Bowl LI, but few were bigger than linebacker Dont’a Hightower’s sack and forced fumble in the fourth quarter. The Falcons had a third-and-one on their own 36-yard-line while protecting a..." February 06

  • Martellus Bennett: They 'overpay' Super Bowl champs

    NFL.com "Ever the character, Martellus Bennett was all over the place after his first Super Bowl win. The Patriots tight end celebrated with his brother on NFL Network; he brought his daughter to his postgame news conference; and somewhere amidst the chaos Bennett confirmed that he wouldn't join the..." February 06

  • Bennett confirms he won't join Patriots on White House trip

    Sporting News "When teams win championships in their respective sports in America they eventually visit the White House to celebrate the victory. The Patriots will be the first team to be honored by President Donald Trump, and one member of the team is not all right with that. Tight end Martellus Bennett..." February 06

  • Martellus Bennett: ‘I don’t think anyone really likes’ Roger Goodell

    Yardbarker "If New England Patriots fans didn’t already love tight end Martellus Bennett enough, he gave them a reason to worship him Wednesday. Roger Goodell spoke to the media Wednesday in his annual Super Bowl news conference, and Bennett was asked about the NFL commissioner while meeting with reporters..." February 02

  • Martellus Bennett would skip White House visit

    Boston Herald "Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has never shied away from an opinion. So he had no issue taking an important stance yesterday during Super Bowl LI Opening Night. He said he won’t visit the White House if the Patriots win the Super Bowl because he doesn’t support Donald Trump. Bennett..." January 31

  • Martellus Bennett Trolls Roger Goodell With Hilarious Waldo Comparison

    NESN "If the New England Patriots win the AFC Championship Game, and the NFL commissioner isn’t there to see it, did it really happen? The answer, of course, is yes: The Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday to advance to their NFL-record ninth Super Bowl...." January 23

  • Patriots' Martellus Bennett sounds off on Steelers, Antonio Brown

    USA Today "It was quiet and mostly uneventful when the New England Patriots opened their locker room to reporters Thursday. Then tight end Martellus Bennett strolled to his stall and held court with about 35 media members. Arguably the most quotable player in this locker room offered thoughts on his..." January 20

  • Patriots' Bennett compares winning to sex: 'I'm getting better at it'

    SI "Martellus Bennett is very happy with his current situation. The Patriots finished the season 14–2 heading into the playoffs with a strong case as Super Bowl contenders. Bennett likes the change of scenery after two seasons with 10 losses or more with the Chicago Bears. “It's cool. I'm kind..." January 02

  • Bennett on Patriots' success: 'We work (expletive) hard'

    NESN "Martellus Bennett might be the best wordsmith in the New England Patriots’ locker room. He’s certainly the most entertaining quote, making his stall a must-visit after any Patriots game. After New England rallied to knock off the New York Jets 22-17 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, Bennett was..." November 28

  • Martellus Bennett: ‘Thanksgiving was cool besides celebrating the demise of the Indians’

    Sportsnaut "New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett isn’t shy about expressing himself, and he shared an interesting take about Thanksgiving on Friday. The traditional story of Thanksgiving’s origin tells us that the native Americans that were here when the Plymouth colonists arrived taught them..." November 26

  • Patriots prioritizing re-signing TE Martellus Bennett

    NFL.com "The New England Patriots own the top tight end tandem in the NFL and want to keep it that way beyond 2016. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots are making Martellus Bennett an offseason priority and want to lock him up for the future, according to sources informed of the team's..." November 20

  • Patriots' Martellus Bennett: Expected to be available Sunday

    CBS Sports "Although he missed practice Friday, Bennett (ankle) is still expected to be available for Sunday's matchup with the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports. The Patriots gave Bennett a questionable designation for Sunday's game, which normally would not raise too many eyebrows." October 29

  • NFL reportedly investigating Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for controversial hit vs. Patriots

    Fox Sports "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has a long history of being a borderline dirty player. He was suspended three games to start this season for his vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Antonio Brown in last year’s postseason game against the Steelers, but it seems he hasn’t learned. On..." October 17

  • Patriots' Bennett hitchhiked with teammates to bond during preseason

    Providence Journal "Martellus Bennett woke up early and eager on the first day of training camp. New beginnings meant new opportunities. For the ninth-year tight end, a new chapter in his life started this offseason when the Chicago Bears traded him to New England. A new team also meant creating new..." October 15

  • Alshon Jeffery on Martellus Bennett's b---h move: 'Why didn’t he say that when he was here?'

    CSN Chicago "If Martellus Bennett had a problem with teammates while he was a member of the Bears, he should have said so at the time, according to at least one of those teammates. Speaking as part of a recent ESPN E:60 “Brofile,” Bennett denigrated the leadership of quarterback Jay Cutler. “Some people..." October 14

  • Jason Witten on Martellus Bennett throwing shade his way: 'He enjoys entertaining'

    Sports Day "Cowboys tight end Jason Witten mostly took the high road Thursday in responding to the recent comments by former teammate Martellus Bennett, who is now playing for the New England Patriots. Bennett, appearing in an ESPN E:60 feature on he and his brother, made it clear that he wasn't a fan of..." October 14

  • Martellus Bennett's Rise May Make Keeping Him Around Even Harder

    CSN New England "Martellus Bennett loves playing for the Patriots. If it wasn’t clear before, it certainly is now after Sunday’s performance in which he caught six passes for 67 yards and three scores that the Patriots love having Bennett play for them. Yes, it was the Browns, but the ease of operation..." October 13

  • Martellus Bennett trashes Jay Cutler, entire Bears roster

    ESPN "Former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett questioned Jay Cutler's leadership, and blamed ex-teammates for not winning more games in an ESPN E:60 profile of Bennett and his brother Michael. The Bears failed to reach the playoffs in any of Martellus Bennett's three years on the team, finishing..." October 12

  • Martellus Bennett speaks out on the Tom Brady suspension

    Sportsnaut "With an outspoken character such as Martellus Bennett, it was only a matter of time before the world was given a newsworthy quote regarding the Tom Brady suspension. When prodded about whether Brady had an extra chip on his shoulder following a four-game suspension, the tight end responded with..." October 06

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