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Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Martellus Bennett claimed off waivers by New England Patriots

Martellus Bennett claimed off waivers by New England Patriots

According to a Thursday afternoon report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the former Green Bay Packers tight end has been claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots.

With a Chicago-based family and a passion for art and creativity, the 30-year-old Bennett was asked during training camp if he had considered retiring after winning a Super Bowl with New England last season.

Following a disappointing spell with the Green Bay Packers, Martellus Bennett will look to get his 2017 season back on track with the New England Patriots. In November, Blount walked off the field early during a Steelers game in which he did not receive a carry, and the team quickly released him. He has a shoulder injury that kept him out of the Packers' most recent game and two weeks of practice. He did not play in the 30-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night.

He said in the post a few weeks ago: "After conversations with my family I'm pretty sure these next 8 games will be the conclusion of my National Football League career". Bennett is due $423,529 for the rest of the season. The only other Patriots tight end with a reception this season is rookie Jacob Hollister, with three catches.

In the offseason, the Patriots traded a 2017 fourth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for Dwayne Allen and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick as a replacement for Bennett.

However, Bennett was far from a difference-maker in the Green Bay offense. In any case, Rob Gronkowski remains entrenched as the Patriots' undisputed top tight end as long as he remains healthy.

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