Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Patriots Injury Report: Three Ruled Out; Martellus Bennett, Four Others Questionable

Patriots Injury Report: Three Ruled Out; Martellus Bennett, Four Others Questionable

A powerful line-of-scrimmage blocker with five consecutive seasons of 50-plus receptions, Bennett provided fresh options to a potent offense.

Green Bay waived him with the designation of failure to disclose a medical condition, which they hope will help them recoup the remaining $4.2 million on his signing bonus. Bennett appears ready to tough it out and play for the Patriots.

Bennett was signed to a three-year deal in the offseason to take Rodgers' job. He has started seven games this season, with 24 catches for 233 yards.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Bennett was claimed on waivers by the New England Patriots.

Said tight end Richard Rodgers: "I think we know where we're trying to go". "You look at the adjustment you make with Aaron lost at quarterback and having three veteran tight ends on a roster, now you're down to two".

The Packers cut Bennett Wednesday after he failed to properly disclose an injury. He was inactive for Monday night's loss to Detroit after being listed with a shoulder injury last week. "You adjust the way you do things, the way you game plan and the way you move forward".

During the Packers' bye week he indicated on an Instagram post that he would likely retire after this season.

It remains to be seen when he might be available to play for New England.

During the bye week I got off anti inflammatories to clean my system and could really feel the pain. "I've answered the question for the last time, respectfully".

Last season, Bennett hauled in 55 catches for 701 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns.

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