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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 WR Knox working to make demotion short-lived

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
The Bears are leaving open the possibility of reinstalling WR Johnny Knox as a starter and demoting free-agent addition Roy Williams.

Thomas injury overshadows Giants' win over Bears

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 12:15 a.m. ET
The Giants had a near perfect night against Chicago, except for the season-ending knee injury to starting cornerback Terrell Thomas.

Falcons DE Abraham expecting best from Bears O-line

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
PFW asked Falcons DE John Abraham if he and his fellow defensive linemen are licking their chops as they prepare for the Bears' offensive line in Week One.

Man on a mission

Posted Aug. 16, 2011 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Bears DE Israel Idonije makes his presence felt on the field, and away from the game he's helping improve the lives of children around the world.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Lovie's kickoff-rule curve ball

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
Lovie Smith thumbed his nose at the NFL's rule change for kickoffs by having the Bears twice kick off from the 30-yard-line in their preseason opener.

Report: Bears DE Wootton could miss four weeks

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Bears DE Corey Wootton, who was injured in the team's preseason opener on Saturday evening, could miss up to four weeks due to meniscus damage in his right knee.

Cutler on run; Bears beat Bills 10-3

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 11:19 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler played just one series and watched as the Bears beat the Bills 10-3 on Saturday night even though the offensive line did little to ease any lingering concerns.

Bears hope to avoid tinkering with O-line

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
We wouldn't rule out seeing some moving pieces on the interior O-line, but the Bears want to keep changes in the front five to a minimum.

Bears waive Gutierrez, Dierking

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Bears announced they waived QB Matt Gutierrez and RB Dan Dierking on Monday.

Bears forced to cancel Friday night's FanFest practice

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
The Bears' FanFest practice scheduled for Soldier Field on Friday night was cancelled late Friday afternoon because of unsafe field conditions.

Cutler is not quite fantasy starter material

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler should be more comfortable in Mike Martz's scheme this season, but will better familiarity lead to better results?

Bears need young D-linemen to step up

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
There's a group of younger players on the D-line that could be stepping into significant roles this season and their ability to rise to the occasion, or not, will have a lot to do with how the defense fares ...

C Kreutz signs with Saints

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Saints reached an agreement with former Bears C Olin Kruetz on Friday.

Five key questions facing the Bears

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr asks and answers five key questions for the Bears as they head into the 2011 season.

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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