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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

Titans want to interview Tice for coordinator job

Posted Feb. 13, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Days after Tennessee was denied permission to talk to Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan for its coordinator job, the Titans have asked to interview Bears OL coach Mike Tice, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Former Bear Dent has patience rewarded

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
It took longer than he would have liked, but former Bears DE Richard Dent said Wednesday the wait to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was worth it.

One displaced fan's Super Bowl nightmare

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Sheryl Cerkleski thought she was taking her cancer-free brothers to the Super Bowl as part of a dream weekend. Once they arrived at Cowboys Stadium, it became a nightmare.

Report: Bears expected to sign P McGee

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
The Bears are expected to sign P Richmond McGee to a reserve/futures contract this week, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Vikings' Madieu Williams named Walter Payton Man of the Year

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Vikings S Madieu Williams was named the 2010 recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Bears sign WR Fantuz to future contract

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The Bears have signed WR Andy Fantuz to a reserve/future contract.

Bears hire Phair as D-line coach

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Bears hired Mike Phair as their defensive line coach Thursday, with the former Seahawks assistant succeeding Eric Washington, who joined Ron Rivera's staff in Carolina on Monday.

Eagles interview Hoke for DC position

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Bears DB coach Jon Hoke interviewed for the Eagles' vacant defensive coordinator position, the team confirmed Monday.

Washington named Panthers' D-line coach

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Panthers hired Eric Washington on Monday to be the team's new defensive line coach. Washington coached the Bears' defensive line in 2010, a unit that helped the team rank second in rushing defense.

Bears VP Tim McCaskey passes away

Posted Jan. 30, 2011 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Sunday evening that team vice president Tim McCaskey has passed away. He had battled cancer over the past 17 months.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says giving Lovie Smith a contract extension this offseason would be "the dumbest thing the Bears could do right now," and that re-signing Danieal Manning would only make sense if he's coming back at the ...

SLB Tinoisamoa facing uncertain future

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Heading into an offseason in which he's due to become an unrestricted free agent, Bears SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa said he's unsure if he will be back with the Bears or even if he'll be playing with any ...

Peppers fined $10,000 for helmet hit

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
A punishing hit on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the NFC championship game will cost Bears DE Julius Peppers some serious cash.

Another season gone by, but little learned

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
With Bears fans reflecting on the 2010 season, Brian Tucker attempts to answer some of the key questions facing the team this offseason.

Bears hire O'Dea to become assistant special-teams coach

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Kevin O'Dea has agreed to become the Bears' assistant special-teams coach, replacing Chris Tabor, who left the position to become the Browns' special-teams coordinator earlier this week.

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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