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Martellus Bennett retires from the NFL

New England Patriots v Denver Broncos

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Tight end Martellus Bennett #88 of the New England Patriots walks off the field after a 41-16 win over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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Free agent tight end Martellus Bennett has decided to retire from the NFL, he announced on social media.

“I’ve decided to move on from the world of football and into the fantastical and wondrous world of creativity,” Bennett wrote. “I’m beginning what I believe to be my life’s work @ImaginationAgcy”

The Patriots cut Bennett on March 7 after he played only 24 snaps in two games for them last season before going on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. New England had claimed him off waivers from the Packers on November 9.

In 10 NFL seasons with five teams, Bennett made 433 catches for 4,573 yards and 30 touchdowns.