Patriots claim Bennett off waivers

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett celebrates after making a pass reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday Oct. 22 2017 in Green Bay Wis

Patriots claim Bennett off waivers

The sudden release of veteran tight end Martellus Bennett on Wednesday has left several unanswered questions.

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For Bennett, it means a return to New England, where he won a Super Bowl last season.

In seven starts for the Packers, however, Bennett racked up just 24 catches for 233 yards and zero scores. Bennett dropped a few passes, but was an asset in the running game.

What was the undisclosed medical condition Bennett failed to tell the team about?

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots claimed Bennett off the waiver wire on Thursday.

The addition of Bennett is bad news for Denver, a team that has struggled to cover tight ends this season (and over the last three seasons). He was a major part of New England's championship squad, filling in for star tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed most of the season with injuries.

"After conversations with my family I'm pretty sure these next eight games will be the conclusion of my National Football League career", he wrote.

He owns career totals of 427 catches, 4520 yards and 30 touchdowns. To everyone who has poured themselves and time into my life and career.

But the Patriots needed some offensive help with Julian Edelman out for the season, Chris Hogan nursing a shoulder injury and Allen still catchless.

Bennett's next games, assuming there are any, won't happen in Green Bay. As for Green Bay, the team will move on with Richard Rodgers and Lance Kendricks at the position.

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