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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

Changes, same problems for Bears' O-line

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Bears are hoping this week’s changes to the starting O-line will be the solution to the OL problems they have been struggling with for years.

Bears OG Rachal leaves team for personal reasons

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Bears OG Chilo Rachal left the team for personal reasons. He was placed on the reserve/left squad list.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Kaepernick, Smith lead 49ers in romp

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:31 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick threw two TD passes and Aldon Smith racked up 5½ sacks as the 49ers crushed the Bears, 32-7 on Monday night.

Report: 49ers QB Smith ruled out, Kaepernick to start

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith has been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Bears, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported.

Ditka hospitalized after minor stroke

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
Former Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke on Friday.

Bears announce Campbell will start Monday night

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bears ruled QB Jay Cutler out for Monday night’s game against the 49ers. Jason Campbell will get the start.

Hall Call: Lance Briggs

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Are Bears WLB Lance Briggs' name and numbers "big" enough for him to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Urlacher says again he'd lie about concussion

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher said Thursday he would still lie to cover up a concussion, reiterating a point he made earlier in the season.

Jim Harbaugh hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital on Thursday for an irregular heartbeat.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears-Niners bash weighing heavy on brain

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the head-scratching subplots in Monday night's matchup between the Bears and Niners.

Texans LB Dobbins fined $30,000

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Texans LB Tim Dobbins $30,000 on Wednesday for his hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler. Dobbins said he will appeal the fine.

Key matchup: Bears RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush vs. 49ers defense

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup we examine one battle that will help decide the Bears-49ers game in Week 11.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

Bears sign QB McCown

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Bears brought back QB Josh McCown on Tuesday and waived TE Brody Eldridge.

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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