It was just a short time ago that we passed along word on the Bears’ reported interest in tight end Martellus Bennett.
We can go ahead and take the reported off of that interest. Bennett didn’t wait long after the official start of free agency to send out a tweet announcing that he’ll be headed to the Bears so that he could play with his “other brother” Brandon Marshall. And then a short time later he clarified his earlier tweet.
No deal done. Just know that's where I wanna be.—
Martellus Bennett (@JoeGryffindor) March 12, 2013
Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that Bennett, who ranks 21st on PFT’s list of the top 100 free agents this offseason, has an agreement in principle in place with the Bears already and that he’s expected to be in Chicago to meet with the team on Tuesday. Barring some catastrophe during that meeting, it would seem that it won’t be too long before Bennett’s making an official announcement that he’s the newest member of the Bears.