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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

Mathis, Winfield fined

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Colts DE Robert Mathis and Vikings CB Antoine Winfield were fined this week for hits in Week 15 games.

Three-and-out with Bears ORT Jā€™Marcus Webb

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
We caught up rookie ORT J'Marcus Webb earlier this week to get his take on how he has developed during the season and the Jets' defense.

Bears agree to keep training camp at Olivet Nazarene

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Thursday that they have signed an agreement with Olivet Nazarene University to keep training camp on the college's campus through 2012.

Smith must emphasize magnitude of final two games

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
if Lovie Smith allows himself, his staff or his players to get too content with what they've accomplished, their season could come to a less-than-satisfying finish.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Mike Martz said Wednesday that they don't plan to steer completely clear of Jets CB Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here's what Lovie Smith, Mike Martz and Greg Olsen are saying in advance of the Bears' Week 16 game against the Jets.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Jets ORT Wayne Hunter could find himself lined up across from one of the league's best pass rushers in his fourth career start.

60-second rant: First-round bye in sight for Bears

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
The No. 2 seed in the NFC is far from locked up and the Bears' toughest stretch of games may still be ahead of them.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 15?

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
It wasn't one of his top performances of the season, but, like he's done virtually every week, Peppers made enough of a contribution to justify his salary against the Vikings.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Freezing

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Chicago has secured the NFC North title and at least one home playoff game, which means Lovie Smith will be coaching the team when the 2011 season begins.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 15

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
MLB Brian Urlacher trails only one of his teammates in the race for MVP.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 1:57 a.m. ET
Jay Cutler's three touchdowns and Devin Hester's punt return for a TD helped the Bears clinch the NFC North with a win over the Vikings.

Favre knocked out; Bears clinch division

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Brett Favre's surprise return ended quickly and Devin Hester set an NFL record with his 14th career return for a touchdown, leading the Chicago Bears to a 40-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at snowy TCF ...

Favre hurt again after making unexpected start

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
Brett Favre, who unexpectedly made his 298th career start against Chicago on Monday night after having been designated as "out" earlier in the week, left the game in the second quarter with a possible concussion and a left shoulder injury ...

Vikings-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
The snow, a stadium and playing-surface controversy, Brett Favre playing ... "Monday Night Football" has gotten a little more interesting in the past 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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