You may have seen a lot of talk about the feud brewing between Martellus Bennett and the Packers, who cut the mercurial tight end last week before the Patriots picked him up. In order to get the money back, Green Bay would have to prove that Bennett's injury, a torn rotator cuff, occurred before he signed his contract and that the team was not aware of it. And then after trying to get it fixed and getting waived, you get that vengeance in your heart. "Last week, I thought I was going to be on IR, so it's just been a surreal week for me". "Then f-- it, let's go ball'". And then Belichick even convinced him to practice before the Patriots flew to Denver.
The Patriots took control of the Broncos early and now have a firm hold on the division and conference race. When he relayed that wish to the Packers, they released him with the designation that Bennett failed to disclose his medical history. Bennett says the Packers knew his shoulder was hurt.
Bennett said quarterback Tom Brady reached out to him and relayed that he was intrigued about Bennett possibly returning to the Patriots, but Bennett wasn't sure what to do. This issue between the Packers and Bennett still isn't over, as the team could look to reclaim part of all of his salary from his time with the team due to failing to disclose a medical issue. "When Bill [Patriots" coach Belichick] called and said they claimed me, I was like, "no f--ing way'". Give me a chance to think about it and regroup.' Because I don't even know if I went through the seven stages of grief yet.
That might explain why he backed off an Instagram post from when he was with the Packers, in which he said this was probably his last season. He is listed as questionable for the Patriots' game Sunday night against Denver. "Right now, I'm just like, (expletive) it". It was just one of those things.
"It's not about, 'Could you play?' It's, 'Should you play?' It was one of those things", Bennett said. He wasn't in there on many plays, but when he was in there he was effective and it's great to have him back. He is a great player and was for us past year. "He was for us a year ago and hopefully we keep building on it". Most of his yardage came on a 27-yard catch-and-run during the first quarter.