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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 still considering options with OL Williams

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Head coach Lovie Smith clearly doesn't want to reveal it if he's leaning toward playing Chris Williams in a certain spot on the offensive line, and Williams' position might not be determined until after the draft.

Bears positional analysis: Offensive linemen

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
This is the fifth 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 OL situation.

Bears raising ticket prices

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
On the heels of their first appearance in the NFC championship game since the 2006 season, the Bears announced an across-the-board increase on ticket prices Friday.

Bears, Smith agree to two-year extension

Posted Feb. 25, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
The Bears have agreed to terms with head coach Lovie Smith on a two-year contract extension that keeps him with the club through 2013.

Bears positional analysis: Tight ends

Posted Feb. 23, 2011 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
This is the fourth 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 TE situation.

Bears positional analysis: Wide receivers

Posted Feb. 21, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
This is the third 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 WR situation.

Duerson's death ruled a suicide; requested his brain be studied

Posted Feb. 19, 2011 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Before he committed suicide Thursday, former Bears S Dave Duerson sent a text message to loved ones requesting that his brain be used for NFL research.

Bears sign P McGee

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 6:38 p.m. ET
The Bears announded Friday that they signed P Richmond McGee to a two-year contract.

Bears positional analysis: Running backs

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
This is the second 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 RB situation.

Ex-Bear Duerson found dead

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Ex-Bears safety Dave Duerson was found dead Thursday night at his home in Miami. No cause of death was given by the Miami Dade County coroner, which confirmed the death.

Report: Bears TE Manumaleuna to get right knee cleaned out

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Bears TE Brandon Manumaleuna will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, a source told Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

NFC North 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
DE Julius Peppers made his presence felt in his first season with the Bears, helping Chicago's defense rank fourth in the league in points allowed as the Bears rose to first place in the NFC North.

Bears extend OL coach Tice

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Wednesday that they have extended offensive line coach Mike Tice's contract one year.

Bears positional analysis: Quarterbacks

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
This is the first in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. We begin with an analysis of Chicago's QB situation.

Report: Bears deny Titans' request to interview Tice

Posted Feb. 14, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
The Bears denied the Titans' request to interview Mike Tice for their vacancy at offensive coordinator, an NFL source told the Chicago Tribune.

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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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