Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
7 hours ago

Bennett (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

With fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season, Bennett - who has caught TD passes in three of his last five games -- remains in line to log a heavy workload Sunday as he continues to play through various aches and pains. With that in mind, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport relays that Bennett has been playing with a cracked bone/bone chips in his ankle, issues that are likely to be addressed by an offseason procedure.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
19 hours ago

Bennett (knee) is expected to play in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After seemingly tweaking his left knee in the latter stages of the Patriots' divisional-round win against the Texans, Bennett maintained a limited workload in practice this week. Nonetheless, he'll provide a big-bodied target for Tom Brady in the passing attack, seeking his fourth visit to the end zone in the last six contests.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
2 days ago

Bennett (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett, who tweaked his knee last weekend against the Texans, has worked through his share of aches and pains this year and that's not likely to change Sunday. With fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season, Bennett is in line to log a heavy workload this weekend, but he's been a hit-or-miss fantasy option of late. Three TDs over his last five outings, however, do point to Bennett's potential to make plays in the red zone for the Patriots.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 days ago

Bennett (knee) remained limited at practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett has played through his share of aches and pains this year and we don't expect that to change Sunday against the Steelers, even if the Patriots end up officially listing the tight end as questionable for the contest.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
4 days ago

Bennett (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing Bennett appear to tweak his knee this past Saturday against the Texans, it's not a surprise to see the tight end listed as limited Wednesday. Still, Bennett barely missed a beat afterward and is expected to be fine for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Steelers.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
1 week ago

Bennett was on the field for 64 of the Patriots' 69 snaps on offense in Saturday's 34-16 playoff win over the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. The tight end hauled in one of his four targets in the game for four yards.

EDGE Analysis

Per the Boston Herald, Bennett -- who has battled through ankle and shoulder issues this season -- noted after Saturday's contest that he was fine after appearing to tweak his left knee in the fourth quarter. We'll have to see if the tight end's practice participation in advance of the AFC Championship game is impacted, but Bennett plans to continue to tough things out next weekend. "I've been fighting through (injuries) the whole year," said Bennett. "I'm not going to stop now. I'm getting too close to what my goal is in life."

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) caught three of his five targets for 33 yards and a TD in Sunday's 35-14 win over the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett has been an injury report regular since hurting his ankle back in Week 5, and he'll no doubt benefit greatly from the Patriots' upcoming first-round playoff bye. Once the team returns to action in the postseason, Bennett will no doubt log a heavy workload, with fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett will thus continue to work through his aches and pains Sunday and the tight end figures to remain in the Patriots' Week 17 mix as long as he avoids any in-game setbacks, and the outcome of the contest is in question.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
3 weeks ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's 1:00 ET game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the Patriots have clinched their division title and a first-round bye, the team still has designs on cementing home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. As a result, we'd expect Bennett to continue to work through his aches and pains Sunday against the Dolphins and remain in the mix as long as he avoids any setbacks, and the outcome of the contest is in question.

Martellus Bennett
TE NE (9)
4 weeks ago

Bennett (ankle/shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots have clinched their division title and a first-round bye, but the team still has its sights on securing home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs. As a result, we'd expect Bennett to continue to play through his aches and pains Sunday against Dolphins and remain in the contest as long as the outcome of the tilt is in question.