REPORT: Packers release tight end Martellus Bennett
Once superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with what may be a season-ending injury, the 2017 campaign has taken a turn for worst for the Green Bay Packers. The storied franchise has lost three straight games and now have made a decision to part ways with tight end Martellus Bennett.
According to ESPN, the Packers have released Bennett.
The Green Bay Packers have cut tight end Martellus Bennett with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates.
Earlier on Wednesday, Green Bay ruled out Bennett for Week 10’s matchup against the Chicago Bears due to a shoulder injury. The veteran tight end hasn’t been on the field for the Packers since he publicly announced that this season will likely be his last in the NFL.
Bennett was the Packers’ biggest free-agent signing during the NFL offseason. Bennett replaced Jared Cook and was thought to become a major part of Green Bay’s offense as another dependable target for Rodgers in the passing game.
Unfortunately for the franchise, things didn’t work out that way with Bennett’s future in the NFL uncertain, to say the least following his release.
In seven games for Green Bay this season, Bennett has recorded 24 receptions for 233 yards and zero touchdowns.