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Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett - #83 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 265 lbs.
Birthday 01/10/1987
Birthplace Alief, TX
College Texas A&M
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 30th pick by Cowboys

TE Bennett says he's a Bear

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Free-agent TE Martellus Bennett says he is headed to the Chicago Bears and leaving the New York Giants.

Chicago Bears: 2013 team needs

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Chicago Bears, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Bears placed the franchise tag on DT Henry Melton, the team announced Friday. 

Bears OT Webb arrested on drug charges

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
Bears OT J’Marcus Webb was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana on Sunday evening.

Trestman 'excited' to be Bears coach, work with Cutler

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
New Bears head coach Marc Trestman opened media availability at the NFL Combine and discussed his preparation for the 2013 season.

Bears release WR Knox

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Bears terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox, the team announced Tuesday.

Bears would be silly to let Hester become next Jacoby Jones

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Devin Hester wants a fresh start, somewhere other than Chicago. After watching what Jacoby Jones did after leaving Houston, the Bears need to keep Hester.

Trestman's patience, smarts will suit him well

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
New Bears coach Marc Trestman comes in with a plan and appears to be prepared. But will he be able to deliver a winner in Chicago?

Coaching changes don't bode well for Urlacher returning

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The departure of several of Lovie Smith’s defensive assistants increases the probability that longtime Bears MLB Brian Urlacher won’t return in 2013.

Tucker takes over Bears' defense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Bears added to their new coaching staff on Friday, hiring Mel Tucker as defensive coordinator, the team confirmed.

Bears add Cavanaugh, Peete to staff

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach and Skip Peete as their running backs coach.

Kromer, DeCamillis to join Trestman's staff

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Aaron Kromer will reunite with Marc Trestman and join the Bears as their new offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.

Bears hire Trestman as new head coach

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 6:03 a.m. ET
The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Marc Trestman to become the team’s 14th head coach in franchise history.

Report: Bears WR Marshall to undergo procedure on hip

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Bears WR Brandon Marshall will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his hip, according to ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright.

Chiefs add Toub to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Tuesday the hiring of Dave Toub as the team's new special-teams coordinator.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
Bennett is leaving the New York Giants after agreeing to a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears. The Bears announced the deal on Tuesday.||||||| The Bears were looking for a tight end who can catch and block, and they addressed one of their biggest needs by bringing in Bennett. Bennett spent his first four seasons in Dallas before signing a one-year $2.5 million contract with the Giants last March. He had career highs with 55 receptions, 626 yards and five touchdowns.
Posted Nov. 26, 2012
Bennett broke the fall of a man who fell over a railing trying to grab a glove the player was handing to a child after Sunday night's win over the Green Bay Packers. The fan was quickly surrounded by New Jersey state troopers and led away. He did not appear to be hurt in the fall from the lowest level of seating at MetLife Stadium, a distance of about 10 feet or less.||||||| Bennett, who signed as a free agent after four seasons in Dallas, said the child ducked as the man reached over him, causing the man to fall over the railing. This isn't the first time Bennett has helped someone at a game. He said he rescued a ball boy at a Texas A&M game who was knocked down when the crowd rushed the court.
Posted Oct. 07, 2012
The New York Giants have lost tight end Martellus Bennett to a left knee injury Sunday.||||||| Bennett was hurt in the first quarter Sunday against Cleveland. He is questionable to return.
Posted Sept. 06, 2012
Bennett made his Giants debut Wednesday in a 24-17 loss to Dallas in the opener.||||||| Bennett had four catches for 40 yards and the lone TD in the air for New York. He was clearly motivated against his former team, but fantasy owners have to doubt that level of motivation against lesser-profile opponents.
Posted March 14, 2012
The Super Bowl-champion New York Giants have signed tight end Martellus Bennett as a free agent. The Giants announced the signing late Wednesday without giving contract details.||||||| Bennett spent the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys as the backup to Jason Witten, catching 85 passes for 846 yards and four touchdowns. The Giants were in need of a tight end after starter Jake Ballard and backup Travis Beckum suffered major knee injuries in the Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots

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