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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Bears rout Jaguars behind two pick-sixes

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs returned interceptions for touchdowns and the Bears used stifling defense to overwhelm the Jaguars 41-3 Sunday.

Bears hope for more positive signs from OLT Webb

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Bears OLT J’Marcus Webb has eased some of the concerns about his play since QB Jay Cutler lit into him vs. the Packers in Week Two.

Cutler back to normal with Bears?

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
The Bears' offense appears to be back in sync, even if the same might not be true of quarterback Jay Cutler and his offensive coordinator.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Bears get past Cowboys with defense, Cutler

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Bears sack Bradford six times, top Rams 23-6

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Bears beat the Rams 23-6 on Sunday.

Bears' confidence in Tice gets early test

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Heading into Week Two, Bears players and head coach Lovie Smith were in lockstep — offensive coordinator Mike Tice was doing a great job.

Guilty plea close for ex-NFL WR Hurd

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR Sam Hurd is moving closer to a deal to plead guilty in the federal drug-distribution case against him, his attorney said.

Cutler says he was wrong to shove Webb

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler acknowledged that he was wrong to shove J'Marcus Webb during the loss at Green Bay, but generally remained defiant on Tuesday.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Bears sign RB Bell in wake of Forte injury

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Bears signed RB Kahlil Bell to a one-year contract on Saturday and waived S Jeremy Jones.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bears offense still streaky

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
David DeChant says Bears fans should expect the offense's, and QB Jay Cutler's, streaky play to continue throughout the season.

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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