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Martellus Bennett isn’t “feeling the love” from the Giants

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The Giants have been working to create cap room by outright releasing or restructuring the contracts of veteran players.

One of the reasons to create cap space is to re-sign some of your own free agents. The Giants have several of those, including tight end Martellus Bennett. Expectations have been that the Giants would try to bring Bennett back after a productive first year with the team, but Bennett says that there haven’t been any significant overtures toward getting him under contract at this point.

Paul Dottino of WFAN in New York directed a tweet to Bennett asking him when he was going to re-sign with the Giants so that Dottino would be able to stop fielding questions from his followers about Bennett’s status. Bennett sent a series of replies back to Dottino that explained where things stand at the moment.

“I dunno bro. Not feeling the love,” Bennett wrote. “They have other priorities that come before little ole me. I’m just a small piece of what they’re trying to do there. … I’ve come to the conclusion that we are just temporary investments to the owners. Value money and growth over players. … Just like any business. Employees aren’t as valuable as we use to be. Everyone needs a job. Lol.”

The Giants took care of one of those other priorities when they re-signed left tackle Will Beatty on Wednesday, which could mean that Bennett will start feeling the love from the Giants soon. Or there could be too wide a gap to get anything done until the market helps set the price for Bennett once free agency opens next month.

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21 Responses to “Martellus Bennett isn’t “feeling the love” from the Giants”
  1. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 27, 2013 3:07 PM

    Bennett always a drama queen.

  2. klutch14u says: Feb 27, 2013 3:08 PM

    Welcome to KC Martellus

  3. iceicebaby32 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:11 PM

    What a clown. You aren’t exactly Jason Witten.

  4. bigwayne75 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:13 PM

    Stupid move, give average Tackle Will Beatty all that money and won’t resign a TE that made big plays for the Giants over and over again.

  5. bucrightoff says: Feb 27, 2013 3:18 PM

    He’s coming to Tampa for a brotherly reunion.

  6. vilelabyrinth says: Feb 27, 2013 3:18 PM

    This guy had a great opportunity to learn from one of the best in Witten and he messed it up with his poor attitude.

  7. amphiptere2 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:19 PM

    Usually only good players “feel the love”

  8. marvsleezy says: Feb 27, 2013 3:22 PM

    Sorry folks, but based on his comments, he gets it. He described the league in a nut shell.

    I hope Buffalo signs him.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:23 PM

    vilelabyrinth says: Feb 27, 2013 3:18 PM

    This guy had a great opportunity to learn from one of the best in Witten and he messed it up with his poor attitude.

    Instead, now he has the best tight ends coach in the NFL, and a better QB. Not even sure what “attitude” you’re referring to, because that was left in Dallas, which is a place that would make anyone’s attitude putrid, come to think of it.

  10. gotampabay52 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:23 PM

    Tampa Bay… Come play in the sun your Bro is already here perfect fit

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:23 PM

    You’ve got to wait on line behind the others, Marty. They will take care of you. Eli and Gilbride love what you bring to the offense, but there is a certain order the Giants have to prioritize these signings so that they don’t back themselves into a corner in 2015 and have to face this situation again.

  12. cmoney20 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:43 PM

    The Black Unicorn will be playing for Miami in 2013.

  13. vilelabyrinth says: Feb 27, 2013 3:46 PM

    @Mr Wright 212, He had an attitude, keyword there…”HAD” and he always dropped balls, keyword there, DROPPED. I apologize for insulting what seems to be a crush of yours, bro.

  14. pixelito says: Feb 27, 2013 4:13 PM

    Bennett cleaned up his act for about 5 minutes before sleepwalking through most of last season… Giving this guy a long term deal would be a huge mistake.

  15. ccjcsr says: Feb 27, 2013 4:15 PM

    Great upside, but not consistant see his stats from the beginning of the year till the end.

  16. calicowboysfan86 says: Feb 27, 2013 4:25 PM

    Always crying about something. This guy used to frustrate me when he was in Dallas because he’d intentionally underperform in retaliation of coaches trying to make him a better player.

  17. iowamiah says: Feb 27, 2013 4:37 PM

    I’m sure they will pay him. If not Chicago is truly in need of help up front…TE included.

  18. 15starr says: Feb 27, 2013 4:48 PM

    Packers sign him, cut Finley and save five million with no drop off in production

  19. justintuckrule says: Feb 27, 2013 6:26 PM

    I like Marty B but we’ve proved that TEs are interchangeable in our offense. Boss, Ballard, Pascoe, all no-names that were plenty serviceable.

  20. salventuri says: Feb 28, 2013 10:56 AM

    A friend of mine writes for a NJ paper and has spoken to this guy on several occasions. He tells me Bennett the mentality and vocabulary of a third grader. Maybe that has something to do with it?

  21. Angry Orange Man says: Feb 28, 2013 10:18 PM

    Let off some steam Bennett!

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