Martellus Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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

  • Bucs expected to go after Martellus Bennett

    Tampa Tribune "I will be a little surprised if the Bucs don't target Bennett, and I can see them going after the cornerbacks you mentioned. Really don't see the Bucs drafting a DT in the first round, unless they don't re-sign Roy Miller. Remember, if the Bucs retain DE Michael Bennett - and my guess is they..." February 09

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