Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

The Packers signed Bennett on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shortly after word leaked that negotiations between the Packers and tight end Jared Cook had deteriorated, general manager Ted Thompson arguably upgraded the position with the addition of Bennett. Although Bennett served as the Patriots' No. 1 TE for much of last season with Rob Gronkowski (back) sidelined for much of it, the former still racked up 55 receptions (on 73 targets) for 701 yards and a career-best seven touchdowns. Exchanging Tom Brady for Aaron Rodgers shouldn't hinder Bennett's volume in the slightest, even with Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, and Randall Cobb on his side.

Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
2 weeks ago

Bennett said he will be moving on from New England, Patriots.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After acquiring Dwayne Allen in a trade with Indianapolis, the Patriots presumably won't be willing to meet Bennett's asking price. Boasting a strong track record along with a well-round skill set, the soon-to-be 30-year-old won't have any trouble finding a starting job and a hefty multi-year deal. Bennett is almost universally viewed as the top tight end on the free agent market.

Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
3 weeks ago

Bennett is a possible target for Jacksonville or Oakland, >Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots remain interested in bringing back Bennett, but he may be looking to cash in after a Super Bowl win,

Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
2 months ago

Bennett (knee) secured five of six targets for 62 yards in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

In a game where Tom Brady threw for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards, Bennett got his share of looks and was largely effective with them. He also was notably targeted on two potential game-winning passes in overtime, drawing a key pass interfence penalty on the first one that gave the Patriots the ball at the Falcons' two-yard line. The veteran tight end was a serviceable target for Brady despite playing with numerous injuries during the second half of the season, hauling in 55 of 73 targets for 7-1 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns.

Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
2 months ago

Bennett (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett's practice reps have been hampered by a knee injury since the Patriots' divisional-round win versus the Texans. An important cog in the protection of quarterback Tom Brady, Bennett has only been a modest option as a pass-catcher with Rob Gronkowski (back) out of commission, surpassing 35 yards receiving once and scoring three touchdowns over the last nine games. No matter, Bennett will be facing a Falcons defense that has conceded 11.4 YPC and 10 touchdowns to tight ends to this point in the campaign.

Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
2 months ago

Bennett (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett was limited during practice this week due to a listed knee issue, but despite his questionable tag, it'd be shocking if he isn't available to suit up Sunday in his hometown of Houston.

Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
2 months ago

Bennett (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Though Bennett may end up officially listed as questionable for the Super Bowl, there is little doubt that he will be available for the contest. In that scenario, he'll be in line for a heavy workload Sunday, with fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season.

Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
2 months ago

Bennett (knee) was limited at practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bennett, who has been dealing with aches and pains for much of the season, saw action on 50 of 74 snaps on offense in the Patriots' 36-17 win over the Steelers in the AFC championship game this past Sunday, en route to hauling in all five of his targets for 32 yards. With fellow TE Rob Gronkowski (back) out for the season, Bennett is once in line to log a heavy workload in the upcoming Super Bowl, a game that he is in line to play in, absent any setbacks before the the Patriots' Feb. 5 showdown against the Falcons.

Martellus Bennett
TE GB (4)
2 months 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 GB (4)
2 months 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.