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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett returning to NE?    Fri Mar 8, 04:12 PM

Retired TE Martellus Bennett is interested in coming out of retirement and signing with the New England Patriots so he can play on the same team with DE Michael Bennett, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have been looking for tight end help and Bennett would be just that. With the uncertain status of Rob Gronkowski at this time, Bennett is a player worth monitoring in dynasty formats.

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  NFL | Martellus Bennett retires    Fri Mar 23, 09:04 PM

Free-agent TE Martellus Bennett (Patriots) announced his retirement from the NFL Friday, March 23.

Footballguys view: The 'Black Unicorn' will now ride off into the sunset. He's been talking about retirement for some time and now it's over. A second-round pick of the Cowboys in the 2008 NFL draft, Bennett never did much in Dallas as a backup. His one year with the Giants (2012) his physical gifts finally starting paying off in terms of production. The next stop was Chicago where Bennett produced two seasons of TE1 numbers for fantasy owners. One more TE1 season (2016) was had by Bennett and then last year he bounced between two teams (Packers, Patriots) and didn't do much. We'll always remember him for those good days, for his bravado and of course for the best nickname ever for an NFL player...that he gave himself.

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  Dolphins | Miami unlikely to consider Martellus Bennett    Thu Mar 8, 03:56 PM

Free-agent TE Martellus Bennett (Patriots) likely will not be an option for the Miami Dolphins this offseason.

Footballguys view: Bennett hasn't worked out anywhere really in the last few years, and is likely running out of chances. Someone will kick the tires during Camp however.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett done in New England    Wed Mar 7, 04:13 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett is being released Wednesday, March 7, according to a source. Bennett would have been a salary cap hit of nearly $6.2 million.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Bennett's season was marred by injury in 2017, and he brought up retirement at the end of the year. Recently, Bennett has expressed the desire to keep playing and he should get some interest on the open market for any team in need of a playmaking tight end.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett wants to play    Fri Feb 23, 10:47 AM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett wants to continue playing, and he's due a $2 million roster bonus March 14. His cap hit would be $6.2 million.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett due roster bonus    Fri Feb 9, 02:25 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett is scheduled to receive a $2 million roster bonus March 14. The team would save $6.2 million in salary cap space if they release Bennett.

Footballguys view: Bennett has discussed retirement, so there's no guarantee that he'll even want to play in 2018. The Patriots could always ask him to take a pay cut if they want him on the team this season.

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  Patriots | Free agency decisions ahead for New England    Mon Feb 5, 01:55 PM

The New England Patriots face the prospect of losing several key free agents. The Patriots have to address key impending free agents in OTs Nate Solder, Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle, along with RB Rex Burkhead, WR Danny Amendola, CB Malcolm Butler, WR/ST Matthew Slater and RB Dion Lewis. New England is projected to have approximately $17 million in salary cap space. TE Dwayne Allen, TE Martellus Bennett, DT Alan Branch, LB David Harris and RB Mike Gillislee all could be released to create more cap space.

Footballguys view: Solder is their franchise left tackle, and there's not a lot of talent at the position in this free agent class. There is speculation that Solder will end up retiring.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett placed on IR    Mon Nov 27, 05:03 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 27, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Bennett only appeared in a couple of games with the Patriots before missing Week 12 and now getting shut down for the year. He's discussed retiring earlier this year, so perhaps Bennett will hang up his cleats. The Patriots do own his rights if he wants to play in 2018.

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  Patriots | Week 12 Patriots inactives    Sun Nov 26, 11:36 AM

The New England Patriots have declared WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, CB Eric Rowe, OT Marcus Cannon, TE Martellus Bennett, WR Matthew Slater, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Gillislee appears to be out of the Patriots week to week plans without an injury to another running back. Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead are both at least flex plays this week.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett won't play in Week 12    Sun Nov 26, 08:57 AM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) will not play in Week 12's game against the Miami Dolphins.

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  Patriots | Week 12 injury report for Patriots    Fri Nov 24, 04:53 PM

New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and have been ruled out for Week 12. TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. WR Danny Amendola (knee), DT Malcom Brown (ankle), SS Patrick Chung (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. QB Tom Brady (Achilles') and TE Rob Gronkowski (illness) were limited but are not on the injury report.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett doubtful    Fri Nov 24, 04:37 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and is listed as doubtful for Week 12.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett misses practice    Thu Nov 23, 04:22 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 23.

Footballguys view: Bennett may not play and even if he does, his role is unclear. Avoid him this week even if he plays.

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  Patriots | Wednesday's practice report for New England    Wed Nov 22, 04:30 PM

New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), QB Tom Brady (Achilles'), OL Marcus Cannon (ankle), S Patrick Chung (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (illness) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring), DL Malcom Brown (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) were listed as limited participants.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett active    Sun Nov 19, 03:28 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 11 game.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett listed as questionable    Fri Nov 17, 05:22 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) was limited in practice on Friday, Nov. 17, and is considered questionable for Week 11 against the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: Bennett was able to play in his first game back with the Patriots in Week 10 against the Broncos, and he should be able to go this week against the Raiders. He's a TE2 for fantasy owners.

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  Patriots | New England injury report for Friday    Fri Nov 17, 05:21 PM

New England Patriots C David Andrews (illness), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) and WR Matthew Slater (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Nov. 17, and are ruled out for Week 11 against the Oakland Raiders. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring), DL Malcom Brown (ankle), DE Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) were limited and are listed as questionable. DE Alan Branch (neck) was limited, too, but he was removed from the injury report.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett limited again at practice    Thu Nov 16, 07:52 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 16.

Footballguys view: There's a lot of confusion about how serious Bennett's injury really is. As it stands it sure doesn't look like he's playing this weekend, although the Patriots could really use another pair of hands for Tom Brady to throw to. If the injury is serious enough to continually keep him off the practice field, one imagines he may not be much help for this passing offense this week even if he plays.

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  Patriots | Limited practice for Martellus Bennett    Wed Nov 15, 08:06 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Footballguys view: Bennett might be limited with these injuries all year long. He was able to play in Week 10 against the Broncos, and Bennett should be available in Week 11 against the Raiders barring a setback.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett expected to play    Sun Nov 12, 12:14 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is expected to play against the Denver Broncos in Week 10, according to a source.

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  Packers | GB could go after Martellus Bennett's bonus    Sun Nov 12, 09:29 AM

The Green Bay Packers are expected to go after the signing bonus of TE Martellus Bennett, who was released last week due to a failure to reportedly disclose a pre-existing medical condition, according to multiple sources. It is uncertain if the Packers are seeking repayment of the entire $6.3 million signing bonus or the $4.2 million prorated portion of the three-year, $21 milliion contract. Green Bay has not officially filed the grievance against Bennett, who is now a member of the New England Patriots, but they have more than a month to do so.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett plans to travel    Fri Nov 10, 07:23 PM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) plans to travel with the team for their Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos but his status for the game remains uncertain.

Footballguys view: It would be a bit surprising to see Bennett on the field against the Broncos on Sunday night. When at full strength, Bennett will serve as the backup to Rob Gronkowski and see time on the field when the Pats go with 2-TE formations.

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  Patriots | New England injury report for Friday    Fri Nov 10, 05:04 PM

New England Patriots DT Malcom Brown (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) and WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Nov. 10, and they're out for Week 10 against the Denver Broncos. WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder), CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion, ankle), DL Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) were limited participants and are listed as questionable.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett at practice    Fri Nov 10, 11:28 AM

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is at practice Friday, Nov. 10, which means he passed his physical.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett has torn rotator cuff    Fri Nov 10, 08:08 AM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was cut by the Green Bay Packers because of a torn rotator cuff, according to sources. He could try to play through it or could land on Injured Reserve.

Footballguys view: The Patriots claiming Bennett also helped their compensatory pick calculation. They might also see a chance for him to play in a limited fashion, but he won't have fantasy value unless Rob Gronkowski gets hurt. He is at practice, so it looks like the Patriots will get him on the field soon.

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  Patriots | Martellus Bennett claimed by Patriots    Thu Nov 9, 04:33 PM

Former Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots Thursday, Nov. 9, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Bennett did pretty well for himself, and the Patriots, last time he was in New England. It may take a week or two for him to get fully involved in the offense though. He's battling a shoulder injury, so his Week 10 status for the Sunday night game against the Broncos is unknown at this time.

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  Packers | More on Martellus Bennett's release    Wed Nov 8, 07:37 PM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett was released with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation.

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  Packers | Green Bay practice report for Wednesday    Wed Nov 8, 05:25 PM

Green Bay TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder), OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), S Morgan Burnett (groin) and DT Quinton Dial (chest) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 8. LB Ahmad Brooks (back), OG Justin McCray (ankle), LB Nick Perry (foot) and LB Joe X. Thomas (ankle) were limited in practice, while OG Lane Taylor (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett released    Wed Nov 8, 05:23 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett was cut Wednesday, Nov. 8, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Packers have paid him $8 million so far in his 3-year contract, but by declaring him 'failed to disclose a medical condition' they could go after some of that money. Bennett has previously stated that he wants to retire after this year. He's now exposed to the waiver process and there might be enough interest to get him on another team before the season is over.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett not practicing    Wed Nov 8, 03:41 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was sidelined during practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett to sit Week 10    Wed Nov 8, 02:36 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Chicago Bears and is still seeking opinions on his shoulder injury.

Footballguys view: Bennett missed Week 9 due to this injury, and there's no timetable for his return. In his absence, TEs Richard Rodgers and Lance Kendricks will fill in.

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  Packers | Week 9 Packers inactives    Mon Nov 6, 07:03 PM

The Green Bay Packers have declared OL Adam Pankey, LB Ahmad Brooks, CB Donatello Brown, LB Joe X. Thomas, TE Martellus Bennett, DL Quinton Dial, OT Ulrick John inactive for Week 9.

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  Packers | Week 9 injury report for Packers    Sat Nov 4, 04:20 PM

Green Bay Packers LB Joe X. Thomas (ankle) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 4, and has been ruled out for Week 9. TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (back) and DT Quinton Dial (chest) did not practice and are listed as doubtful. OG Lane Taylor (ankle) was limited and is listed as questionable. CB Damarious Randall (hamstring, illness) fully participated in practice and is listed as questionable. OT David Bakhtiari (hamstring), SS Morgan Burnett (hamstring), RB Ty Montgomery (ribs, wrist) and LB Nick Perry (hand) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Packers | Doubtful tag for Martellus Bennett    Sat Nov 4, 03:55 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) did not participate in practice Saturday, Nov. 4, and is listed as doubtful for Week 9.

Footballguys view: This injury forces Bennett out of the lineup for the first time in 2017. He's not been doing much with the Packers as a receiver this year, but Bennett is a strong blocker who helps blast open holes for the rushing attack. Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers will fill in for Bennett in Week 9 against the Lions.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett sits again    Fri Nov 3, 05:10 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 3.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett misses another practice    Fri Nov 3, 12:38 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was unable to practice first third straight day Friday Nov. 3.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett misses practice    Thu Nov 2, 05:41 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 2.

Footballguys view: Bennett has been terribly disappointing this year, and now that Aaron Rodgers is out, it looks as if he will never get on track. Add in this shoulder injury and we wouldn't start him even if he was active.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett to retire?    Sat Oct 28, 09:24 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett announced on social media Saturday, Oct. 28, that he will likely retire after the 2017 season.

Footballguys view: Bennett signed a long-term deal with the Packers, but he also indicated many times in the past that he has plans after football. He has little value in redraft, and now his dynasty value is drying up.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett catches two passes    Sun Oct 22, 06:04 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett caught two passes for 17 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 7.

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  Packers | Two grabs for Martellus Bennett    Sun Oct 15, 07:00 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett posted two catches for 22 yards on four targets in the Week 6 loss against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Packers | GB wants to go to Martellus Bennett earlier    Tue Oct 3, 12:03 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett will likely be more involved in the offense earlier in games moving forward, according to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners would like to see that too. They need to get to Bennett early to establish a rhythm, so this report is something to watch to see if it comes to fruition. Bennett is a TE1 against the Cowboys in Week 5.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett catches six    Fri Sep 29, 02:05 AM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett collected six receptions (on seven targeted passes) for 39 yards in the team's Thursday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Bennett wasn't plagued by the dropsies, but most of his receptions went for minimal gains. His addition to the Packers offense hasn't worked out to produce TE1 numbers, but he is still rosterable and a good matchup play heading into Dallas next week.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett doesn't do much    Sun Sep 24, 10:30 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett posted three receptions for just 12 yards on four targets in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett struggling with fundamentals?    Tue Sep 19, 10:33 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett finished with five catches for 47 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons but committed four drops - a problem offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett believes is rooted in fundamentals.

Footballguys view: Multiple drops and a pass interference penalty hurt Bennett's production in Week 2. He's got eight receptions for 90 yards over the first two weeks of the season, but fantasy owners were expecting more in a high-powered Packers passing attack. We'll see if Bennett can round into form as the season goes on.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett targeted 11 times    Mon Sep 18, 12:58 AM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett posted five receptions for 47 yards on a game-high 11 targets in Week 2 at Atlanta.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett fined    Sat Sep 16, 09:36 AM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett was fined $9,115 by the National Football League for his unnecessary roughness penalty in Week 1's game against the Seattle Seahawks. He gave LB K.J. Wright a two-handed shove after Wright tackled QB Aaron Rodgers on a fourth-quarter scramble for a first down.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett finds the end zone    Sat Aug 19, 09:48 PM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett caught one pass, a three-yard touchdown, against the Washington Redskins in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Bennett has a chance to approach a career high in touchdowns playing with another elite quarterback. He's a reasonable choice as one of the last TE1s, especially in nonPPR or .5 PPR leagues.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett update    Fri Jul 28, 11:13 AM

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) had his left ankle taped and returned to practice Friday, July 28.

Footballguys view: The good news is that this is not the same ankle that gave him problems for a good part of 2016 as he played through a cracked bone in his right ankle.

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  Packers | Martellus Bennett suffers non-contact injury    Fri Jul 28, 11:07 AM

Green Bay Packers TE Martellus Bennett (leg) suffered an apparent leg injury after a non-contact fall in practice Friday, July 28. Bennett required assistance to stand, limping away as he grabbed his left leg.

Footballguys view: Bennett returned to practice, no need to panic.

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  Packers | Green Bay has embraced TE in red zone    Tue Jul 11, 11:02 PM

Green Bay Packers TEs Andrew Quarless (13) and Richard Rodgers (14) ranked among the team's top three players in red zone targets in 2014 in 2015, respectively, before Jared Cook's injury-plagued 2016 campaign ruined the streak. Martellus Bennett signed a three-year, $21 million contract to be the team's top tight end in the offseason.

Footballguys view: Message! Fantasy owners were already excited about Bennett signing with the Packers and that sounds even better with this historical data. Bennett could work to become a favorite target of QB Aaron Rodgers quickly ... especially when the team is near pay dirt. He's coming off the board at TE8 (7.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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