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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

To get deal done, Bears would open books

Posted March 26, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Bears president Ted Phillips told the Chicago Sun-Times that the team would release its financials if the league decides that would get a deal done.

Buddy Ryan diagnosed with cancer

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
Former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan, the father of current NFL coaches Rex and Rob Ryan, has cancer, according to the New York Daily News.

Kickoff changes hurt the sport

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
Kickoffs are one of the most exciting — and dangerous — plays in football. According to PFW's Eli Kaberon, they shouldn't be altered.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Bears weighing options behind Cutler at quarterback

Posted March 18, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Chicago might opt to carry only Jay Cutler and Caleb Hanie, if he's back, at quarterback next season, but a developmental rookie could get a chance to make the roster.

Liuget, Leshoure stand out at Illinois' pro day

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
DT Corey Liuget and RB Mikel Leshoure stood out at Illinois' pro day in limited workouts. LB Martez Wilson started slowly but improved as the day went on.

Owners, teams react to lockout

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Teams and owners released statements or spoke to media members on Saturday, reacting to the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 and what it means for fans.

Bears CEO Phillips: 'Immediate focus' on draft

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips said the team's immediate focus is on April's NFL draft and that the Bears Expo will go on as scheduled.

Bears positional analysis: Specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
This is the ninth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series concludes with an analysis of Chicago's special-teams situation.

Bears positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
This is the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's DB situation.

Bears restructure Peppers' contract

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
The Bears have restructured the contract of DE Julius Peppers, creating more cap space for the team next season, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Bears positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
This is the seventh of position-by-position looks at the Bears personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's LB situation.

Bears positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
This is the sixth of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's DL situation.

NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC North.

Bears release Harris, two others

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Monday that they have released DT Tommie Harris, LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and OT Kevin Shaffer.

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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