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.