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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-Seahawks matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
The last time Chicago faced Seattle, RB Matt Forté had a season-low eight rushing attempts for 11 yards, and the Bears lost, 23-20.

Divisional-round matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:46 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the divisional-round matchups.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
RB Marshawn Lynch showed that he's capable of embarrassing a defense that doesn't tackle well in the Seahawks' win over the Saints.

Three-and-out with Bears TE Greg Olsen

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
Fourth-year TE Greg Olsen met with the media at Halas Hall this week and answered questions on a variety of topics, including why the Bears struggled to pick up the Seahawks' blitzes when they played in Week Six.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 8:54 p.m. ET
The Seahawks had little trouble tearing through Chicago's offensive line on Oct. 17, when QB Jay Cutler was sacked six times in his first game back after suffering a concussion.

Thursday practice report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the divisional round of the playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush explains why there is no reason to give Lovie Smith a contract extension this offseason and he also grades the job done by GM Jerry Angelo in the past year.

Seahawks-Bears fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Unlike their last meeting with the Seahawks, expect the Bears to feed the ball to RB Matt Forté in Sunday's playoff clash.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Here's what the Bears' Jay Cutler, Greg Olsen and Anthony Adams are saying in advance of their game against the Seahawks on Sunday.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Rookie OLT Russell Okung played one of his best games of the season against DE Julius Peppers, who was held to two tackles as the Bears failed to sack QB Matt Hasselbeck in Week Six.

Cutler says Bears' playoff preparation is 'business as usual'

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The media room at Halas Hall was more packed than usual for Jay Cutler's weekly press conference, but Cutler said that's the only change he noticed this week as the Bears prepare for their first playoff game since ...

What was, and what may be …

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.

60-second rant: Five Bears under the microscope

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
Every coach and player finds that the spotlight burns brighter in the playoffs, but these five Bears are among those who will be monitored closer than others against the Seahawks.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
Head coach Lovie Smith acknowledged this week that his defense has to do a better job of covering WR Mike Williams this time around.

Cutler prepared for playoff debut

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
It took five seasons, but Bears QB Jay Cutler is ready for his first playoff appearance in the NFL. PFW correspondent Bob LeGere details how Cutler has worked to learn Mike Martz's complex offense.

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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