Martellus Bennett returns to Bears camp

AP

When the Bears suspended tight end Martellus Bennett for conduct detrimental to the team last week after he slammed cornerback Kyle Fuller to the ground, it came with an indefinite length.

It wound up being a five-day ban as Bennett made his return to Bears camp on Sunday. Coach Marc Trestman said last week that there would be an open dialogue with Bennett before he returned to work and Bennett confirmed that he spoke with the coach without divulging the content of their conversations. He also didn’t discuss the conditions the team imposed before he’d be permitted back at practice beyond saying that he did everything the team asked “extremely well.”

“Everything in life is about learning lessons. Whatever situation you’re going on through life, you always learn from it. Whether it’s good or bad, there’s always a lesson or moral to the story,” Bennett said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I think I could have handled the situation differently. We could talk about it right now, but, really, any way differently from what I did.”

Assuming there are no further flare-ups, the Bears should have their 65-catch tight end in the lineup come September while also making Trestman’s point about the need to be trusting and respectful of your teammates.

27 responses to “Martellus Bennett returns to Bears camp

  1. Good to see the coach make a statement and aid in the growth and development of the player and team. Everyone will be better because of this.

  2. pthepro49 says:
    Aug 10, 2014 3:21 PM
    The Bears are in for a very long season!

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    I hope you’re right! Long into January, that is!

  3. His backup caught 2 TDs against the Eagles, from 2 different QBs. If Bennett smart — which by all indications he is, despite his often bizarre behavior — he’ll see that Trestman has something going that is worth being a part of, and he’ll be on board with that program going forward.

  4. txbearmeat says:
    Aug 10, 2014 5:06 PM
    Lol. Bears fans and their annual silly hope. Then by week 6: silence

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    This guy knows very little about Football.

  5. skoobyfl says:
    Aug 10, 2014 5:16 PM
    Bills’ defense can’t wait to chomp the Bears up, beware.

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    Did a Bills fan really just talk smack about the Bears?!?! The Bears had the second best scoring offense in the league last year, good luck with that.

    …..still laughing, the Bills Defense….so scary, lmao!!

  6. Bears had almost 500 yds of offense in their first preseason game, almost 400 of those by air. Their 4 QBs combined had a passer rating north of 100. Just sayin.

  7. Marty is not overly bright, very lazy, and much to full of himself. Had everything going for him with Dallas then threw it all away

  8. txbearmeat says:

    Lol. Bears fans and their annual silly hope. Then by week 6: silence
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    calvinthegreat82 says:
    This guy knows very little about Football.
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    Oh REALLY calvin? Let’s have a conversation then: When was the last time the Bears genuinely TOOK the NFCN? 2006 by my count. That’s a LONG time ago. Every stinking year Packers fans put up with Bears fans (and Vikings fans) saying “THIS IS OUR YEAR. WE’LL TAKE DOWN GB BECAUSE OF (insert lame reasoning here)!”

    Guess what dude – you haven’t beaten GB in a game that mattered without a serious fluke in almost a decade. Week 1 of 2006 by my memory.

    1. Bears “win” in game 1 of 2013 – ARod’s injury. Nuff said.

    2. Bears “win” in game 1 of 2010 – 21 penalty fest by GB. And you still barely “won.”

    3. 2008 – 20-17 Bears. And plus – Who cares about that game. Both teams sucked.

    4. 2007 game 2: The “wind” game in soldier field. Kind of a big advantage to have to only defend against Ryan Grant and not a resurgent BF huh?

    And…we’re at 2006. So – you’ve beaten GB 4 times total (none of them repeatable) since 2006. And you REALLY think that Chicago is going to upend ARod and an equally improved defense that you are boasting? SMH.

    Like I said… August is silly season for Bears fans. Then by week 6 – silence.

    Enjoy it while it lasts ladies.

  9. @txbearmeat says:

    This guy is a wagon jumper fair weather Packer fan, don’t waste your time with him True Packer fans have mutual respect for the Bears.

    txbearmeat know VERY little about the history and tradition of NFL football.

    Bears lead the Packers overall 93-89 in meetings(including playoffs).

    Bears have the most wins: 730

    Bears have the higest winning %: .575

    Bears have most combined wins: 747

    Bears have higest winning % overall: .573

    Go suck on your Lombardi txbearmeat….you don’t know anything about the NFL.

  10. Goal achieved. Thanks for the laughs Calvin. I was simply pointing out the fact that GB has owned CHI for the past 10 (really past 25) years. You know when someone changes the subject that your point has struck home

    PS: I lived through the 80s Packers. I am no bandwagon jumper.

  11. stonedwhitetrash says:
    Aug 10, 2014 6:59 PM
    Marty is not overly bright, very lazy, and much to full of himself. Had everything going for him with Dallas then threw it all away.

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    He threw nothing away. He got out of the dump that is texass and keeps getting paid more every year.

    He is just like all the others. Just can’t wait to get away from the cowpanzy’s and their totally inept ownership.

    Players fake injuries, retire and do anything they can to get away from that team. Dont blame the players blame they ownership that makes it constantly happen.

  12. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bennett get cut next year, they know he’s a cancer in the locker room, they just don’t have any other options at TE. Emery tried to build a team through FA and he got players teams didn’t want due to character issues. I see this blowing up in their face this year, it’s not looking good.

  13. txbearmeat says:
    Aug 10, 2014 9:34 PM
    Goal achieved. Thanks for the laughs Calvin. I was simply pointing out the fact that GB has owned CHI for the past 10 (really past 25) years. You know when someone changes the subject that your point has struck home

    PS: I lived through the 80s Packers. I am no bandwagon jumper.

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    You’re responding to someone else wag0n jumping cheese brain….good work. Nice rant too, you must be really worried about the Bears this year, cuz you’re the only ranting about the Packers and Bears rivalry…

  14. txbearmeat says:

    Lol. Bears fans and their annual silly hope. Then by week 6: silence
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    calvinthegreat82 says:
    This guy knows very little about Football.
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    Oh REALLY calvin? Let’s have a conversation then: When was the last time the Bears genuinely TOOK the NFCN? 2006 by my count. That’s a LONG time ago. Every stinking year Packers fans put up with Bears fans (and Vikings fans) saying “THIS IS OUR YEAR. WE’LL TAKE DOWN GB BECAUSE OF (insert lame reasoning here)!”

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    Bears won the NFC North in 2010 there big guy. I’m not going to blow smoke here, to me The Bears have to prove themselves. They have had 3 great season starts in a row (2011-2013) and then the wheels fell off each time, missing the playoffs by 1 game each year. There is only 1 team in Chicago that I have tons of pre-season expectations for and that’s The Blackhawks

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