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Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with his brother there too

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Earlier on Wednesday, we shared Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s hopes of playing on the same defense with Marcell Dareus and Aldon Smith in a group Miller compared to the Miami Heat’s trio of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

Miller’s not the only player thinking about who he’d like to share a locker room with in the future. Giants tight end Martellus Bennett wants to play with his brother Michael, currently a defensive end for the Buccaneers. Both players are free agents this offseason and Martellus Bennett said Wednesday that he’d like to play on the same team with his brother, preferably with the Giants.

“So it’s just one of those things, you never know what is going to happen,” Bennett said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I would love to stay here, maybe even get him to come out here. But if not, we’re both looking to play together, at least for a couple years in the NFL like we did in college. I’ll try to get him to come here first, or whatever happens with him.”

Bennett showed more ability (more opportunity without Jason Witten in front of him too) as a receiver this year than he showed with the Cowboys, which may be why he called the Giants “the best place for me” on Wednesday. He indicated he’d give a “hometown discount” to the Giants, although there haven’t been any contract talks between the two sides. And it’s safe to say that there haven’t been any talks with the younger Bennett either so we’re pretty far from printing the family reunion t-shirts.

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9 Responses to “Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with his brother there too”
  1. nananatman says: Dec 26, 2012 5:41 PM

    I’d keep him, showed toughness playing on a bad knee early.

  2. censoredagain says: Dec 26, 2012 5:46 PM

    Marty B really was a nice surprise this season. I’d be glad to see him come back long term.

  3. dabearsk says: Dec 26, 2012 5:47 PM

    How about da bears, Martellus? Lord knows we need a TE that can catch and we can always use another de…

  4. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 26, 2012 5:58 PM

    Dream Team!

  5. pnut87 says: Dec 26, 2012 6:00 PM

    Funny how everybody hated this guy last off season.

  6. jbl429 says: Dec 26, 2012 6:04 PM

    I’d be happy to have him back. He was solid early in the season before he was banged up. And he’s worth it for the entertainment factor alone.

  7. mikea311 says: Dec 26, 2012 7:23 PM

    Offense and defensive line is the problem with the Giants.

    Its not lack of heart or effort or whatever. they just aren’t good enough. They pulled it together for last year’s run but they both need to be overhauled. keep the skill players we have.

    Eli has had zero time the past 4 weeks (except against the saints) and the defense has gotten zero pressure.

    Really hard to win that way. Really hard.

  8. kev86 says: Dec 26, 2012 9:01 PM

    He dropped some and got gator arms on catch over middle last weeks blowout but I respect his toughness playing with bad knee. blocks pretty good and fit in well. Weird but funny guy. Maybe give him three years and draft the ND tight end in April. Def. not a lock for NYG if price is high. He’s not great.

  9. daboys1023 says: Dec 26, 2012 10:42 PM

    Had a really solid season this year. The guys always had talent and potential, finally put it all together on the field. Just wish he would have played like that while in Dallas!

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