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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

Bears announce 2011 captains

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
The Bears announced their captains for the upcoming season on Wednesday, with four of the five players who represented the team in 2010 returning to that role again.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Falcons' much hyped receiver tandem of Roddy White and Julio Jones will look to find holes in the Bears' secondary.

Bears add FB Clutts

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 9:53 a.m. ET
The Bears announced Wednesday they signed FB Tyler Clutts off the Browns' practice squad.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
Containing Falcons DEs John Abraham and Ray Edwards will be a tough test for the Bears' young offensive tackles.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Bears not caving to Briggs' request

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
The Bears don't appear to have any interest in discussing WLB Lance Briggs' request for a new deal or permission to seek a trade.

Report: Cardinals sign ex-Bears RB Taylor

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Faced with a thin RB corps entering the season, the Cardinals signed recently released veteran RB Chester Taylor on Sunday, according to a league source.

Bears add secondary depth by signing Meriweather

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Just one day after being released by the Patriots, Pro Bowl S Brandon Meriweather was signed on Sunday by the Bears.

Bears wrap up cuts, including RB Taylor

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
The Bears got their roster down to 53 players with notable cuts being RB Chester Taylor and TE Desmond Clark.

Bears 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:05 a.m. ET
Can the Bears get back to the NFC championship game with an unproven offensive line and a thin, aging LB corps? Find out in our position-by-position preview of the team.

LB Briggs asks Bears to trade him

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Bears Pro Bowl LB Lance Briggs told the Chicago Tribune that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has filed a formal request with the team seeking a trade for his client.

Bears outlast Browns 24-14

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:11 a.m. ET
Johnny Knox made a scoring catch early on, backup QB Caleb Hanie looked sharp and the Bears closed out the preseason with a 24-14 victory over Cleveland on Thursday night.

Bears change mind on RB Taylor

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
RB Chester Taylor, who signed a four-year contract with the Bears in April 2010, was told he was released by the team, then informed he was still on the roster.

Report: Bears LB Briggs wants new contract

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Despite having three years and nearly $14.5 million remaining on his current contract, Bears LB Lance Briggs apparently is unhappy with his deal and will seek a trade following the season if he hasn't received a new contract.

Rookie has 90-yard TD as Titans edge Bears

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Seventh-round draft pick Tommie Campbell returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and Tennessee rallied to beat Chicago 14-13 on Saturday night.

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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