Martellus Bennett TE CHI 2 days ago

Bennett hauled in 11 catches off of 13 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Martellus Bennett TE CHI 1 week ago

Bennett had four catches on five targets for just 15 yards in Sunday's 26-0 loss at Seattle.

Martellus Bennett TE CHI 2 weeks ago

Bennett had four catches on six targets for 48 yards Sunday against the Cardinals.

Martellus Bennett TE CHI 3 weeks ago

Bennett caught five balls for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Packers.

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Martellus Bennett TE CHI 1 month ago

Bennett caught all seven of his targets for 45 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals.

Martellus Bennett TE CHI 4 months ago

Bennett has reported to the Bears' team facility ahead of Tuesday's beginning to their mandatory three-day minicamp, reports.

Bennett has skipped all of the Bears' offseason activities thus far while seeking a new contract, but with the threat of being fined for missing minicamp looming, the tight end has returned to Chicago for this week's practices. As a result, it appears Bennett will finally be available to begin learning new offensive coordinator Adam Gase's scheme. Last season, Bennett set career-highs with 90 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns.

Martellus Bennett TE CHI 4 months ago

Coach John Fox said Wednesday that he isn't certain if Bennett will report to the team for next week's mandatory three-day minicamp, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

Bennett has been absent from the Bears' entire offseason program thus far, likely due to his dissatisfaction with his $4.9 million 2015 base salary. The Pro Bowl tight end is still under contract for two more seasons at that cap figure, which likely stifles the Bears' motivation to offer any sort of long-term extension. Should he opt to skip the three-day minicamp, Bennett would be subject to a fine for every day he misses.

Martellus Bennett TE CHI 4 months ago

Bennett remained away from the Bears' offseason program Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

After leading all tight ends with 90 receptions in 2014, Bennett has yet to attend a voluntary workout this offseason due to his want for an amended contract. Entering the third season of a four-year deal, his dissatisfaction spurred rumors that the Bears were shopping the TE prior to the draft, which could reemerge if his absence extends through the remainder of the offseason program and into training camp. His contract status aside, his presence is valuable in a passing attack that is thin outside of Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte.

Martellus Bennett TE CHI 5 months ago1 Comment

Coach John Fox said Thursday that he anticipates Bennett will still be a member of the Bears after the NFL Draft concludes over the weekend, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Reports earlier this week suggested the Bears were open to moving Bennett after he elected not to attend the team's offseason program due to his desire for a new contract. The 28-year-old, who is due $4.9 million in 2015, led all tight ends with 90 receptions last season, and established career-best outputs in yardage (1,038) and touchdowns (six). While it's still possible the Bears could look to deal Bennett if his dissatisfaction with his contract continues by the time training camp arrives, the team's dearth of receiving options after Alshon Jeffery will probably motivate the team to wait out the impasse with Bennett.

Martellus Bennett TE CHI 5 months ago20 Comments

Bennett is reportedly a candidate to be dealt by the Bears, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The report suggests that Bennett, who is set to enter the third year of a four-year, $20.4 million deal that he signed before the 2013 season, is seeking a new contract. Meanwhile, Bennett who caught a career-high 90 passes for 916 yards and six touchdowns in 2014, has not participated in the Bears' voluntary workout program thus far. In any case, as the NFL draft approaches, there's all kinds of trade chatter in general, so for now, we'll consider the notion that Bennett could be dealt a speculative one.