Martellus Bennett

Packers reportedly trying to collect portion of Martellus Bennett's signing bonus

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Packers reportedly trying to collect portion of Martellus Bennett's signing bonus

FOXBORO — We all remember what Martellus Bennett said about the Packers. 

“I am rubber and you are glue. Anything you say bounces off me and sticks to you.”

The Packers are hoping that anything they pay bounces off Bennett and sticks to them. 

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The team has reportedly filed paperwork to collect a portion of the signing bonus paid to the veteran tight end, according to ESPN. Bennett, who returned to the Patriots after an unceremonious exit from Green Bay, received a $6.3 million signing bonus when he inked a three-year, $21 million contract with the team during the offseason. Bennett still has a prorated $4.2 million in signing bonuses coming after the next two seasons. 

The Packers released Bennett on Nov. 8 with the designation that he failed to disclose a medical condition. Bennett told the team he intended to have surgery prior to his release, but upon being claimed by New England, he returned to the field. 

Following his release and subsequent claim, Bennett was highly critical of the Packers and team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie, whom current and former Packers strongly defended. 

The Patriots placed Martellus Bennett on injured reserve this week, ending his season. He played two games for New England this season before missing last week's win over the Dolphins with shoulder and hamstring injuries. 
 

Report: Patriots place Bennett, Ebner on injured reserve

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Report: Patriots place Bennett, Ebner on injured reserve

So much for the conspiracy theories.

Martellus Bennett caught a lot of flak -- as did the Patriots -- when, after telling the Packers he was too hurt to play and needed surgery, he resurfaced in New England and actually appeared in a couple of games for the Pats. But the rage at the Bennett/Patriots chicanery proved to be misplaced because Bennett is, indeed, injured. And, in fact, injured enough that he really can't play . . . 

And soon afterwards, the Globe reported another player is done for the year . . . 

 

 

Chris Hogan, David Andrews, Marcus Cannon miss full week of practice

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Chris Hogan, David Andrews, Marcus Cannon miss full week of practice

FOXBORO — It's safe to say Chris Hogan, David Andrews and Marcus Cannon won't play Sunday against the Dolphins.:

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The trio was not on the field for the media portion of Friday’s practice, completing a week in which the three did not practice at all. Hogan has been out with a shoulder injury, while Andrews missed last week’s win over the Raiders due to illness and Cannon has been dealing with an ankle injury. 

Martellus Bennett was also absent, making it two straight days in which he did not take the field. Bennett, who was released by Green Bay this season amid questions of whether he would undergo surgery, is listed on the injury report with shoulder and hamstring issues. 

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