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Martellus Bennett bids farewell to the Patriots

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It’s not clear where tight end Martellus Bennett will play next year. It is clear he won’t be playing with the Patriots.

Bennett has said goodbye to the Patriots on Twitter, in his own unique way.

I’m going to miss you Mass-Holes,” he said. “T’was Fun. Thank you for the good times. To infinity and beyond…”

Bennett has played for the Cowboys, Giants, and Bears. He was traded by Chicago to New England last year.

The Patriots negotiated a trade on Wednesday with the Colts for tight end Dwayne Allen, which seemed to close the door on Bennett returning.

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58 Responses to “Martellus Bennett bids farewell to the Patriots”
  1. 8oneanddones says: Mar 8, 2017 11:27 PM

    Scott Chandler
    Martellus Bennett
    Dwayne Allen

  2. tbisgod says: Mar 8, 2017 11:32 PM

    Thanks for helping us bring home #5. Happy Trails, my friend.

  3. bullettoothtony says: Mar 8, 2017 11:34 PM

    Hahaha

  4. axelulen says: Mar 8, 2017 11:43 PM

    Never a dull moment with the Bennett Bros. We 12’s are proud of our’s.

  5. Hitdog18 says: Mar 8, 2017 11:43 PM

    Congrats on the (hopefully) big payday for you, good luck and thanks for helping with #5!

  6. unbridledsexy says: Mar 8, 2017 11:56 PM

    Classic.

  7. FrankRizzo says: Mar 9, 2017 12:05 AM

    A legend in his own mind

  8. brady2gronktd says: Mar 9, 2017 12:10 AM

    Thanks for the effort Martellus, we appreciate it!

  9. truthinesshurts says: Mar 9, 2017 12:19 AM

    ‘Twas fun indeed! Godspeed Martellus.

  10. wolfmanpatriot says: Mar 9, 2017 12:49 AM

    Thanks Martellus. Good luck in the future. Except, of course, if you are playing my Pats. 😁

  11. childplease185 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:02 AM

    Solid blocker and receiver; a much better fill in for Gronk at the #1 tight end spot than the likes of Scott Chandler, Matthew Mulligan, Zach Sudfeld. Played through injuries almost the entire season. Best of luck to Bennett in free agency

  12. orangeandbluethroughandthrough says: Mar 9, 2017 1:09 AM

    Mass-holes, I love it!!!
    Too bad I didn’t think of it.

  13. lightofkolob says: Mar 9, 2017 1:15 AM

    Bennett’s departure makes the Patriots one person smarter

  14. mlhigh says: Mar 9, 2017 1:15 AM

    The Patriot Way, cutting top talent before they get paid. Now you know why Brady has never asked for FMV. Scared to get released from the System.

  15. helicopterpilot13 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:35 AM

    Five teams. That says it all.

  16. harshedmellow says: Mar 9, 2017 1:36 AM

    Lol “Mass-Holes”!

  17. THX 138 says: Mar 9, 2017 1:41 AM

    No big loss!

  18. bigsaintdogs says: Mar 9, 2017 2:29 AM

    Farewell and good luck! See you back here this summer to get your ring!

  19. brazin99 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:31 AM

    A good man and one of the few players that speaks his mind without fear of retribution. Can you imagine if he and his brother were on the same team? Lord have mercy on that coaching staff! 🙂

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 9, 2017 2:55 AM

    I think Marty’s going to be playing for Infinity & Beyond next season. If I read his tweet right.

  21. stipez says: Mar 9, 2017 3:35 AM

    It’s a term of endearment.

    Get ya rings heah! Who wants rings?

  22. dangguy says: Mar 9, 2017 3:56 AM

    Dear Mr. Bennett

    I have been a fan of your and enjoyed this past season where as a Patriot you got yourself a well deserved ring. Was hopeful that you would be more than a one year addition however I certainly understand going for the max you can get for salary.
    What I don’t like is the parting shot you have taken at the fans, Mass-holes is a derogatory term and its unfortunate that you have decided to give the fans that memory.

  23. pondbridge says: Mar 9, 2017 4:10 AM

    Bill wont overpay. There’s a larger group of TEs in free agency including several who have played for the Patriots before. Watch Bill develop Allen.

  24. dtp15 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:20 AM

    Cya

  25. TheWizard says: Mar 9, 2017 4:59 AM

    Is he really so sure there’s a huge demand for him out there? He wouldn’t be the first guy to overestimate his value in free agency.

  26. eljefedelmundo says: Mar 9, 2017 5:27 AM

    Hmmm. Expensive?

  27. worldizending says: Mar 9, 2017 6:03 AM

    Thanks for fighting through injuries and picking up the slack when Gronk was down. Best of luck to you.

  28. weepingjebus says: Mar 9, 2017 6:12 AM

    Goodbye champ, thanks for everything.

  29. realpatsfan says: Mar 9, 2017 6:19 AM

    Glad he is gone. Attitude got worse over time but that is a trait you can not fix.

  30. razzlejag says: Mar 9, 2017 6:23 AM

    Another one and done vet. Another SB win. Thank you and next man up.

  31. Indybear says: Mar 9, 2017 6:31 AM

    If he and his brother would now retire from the NFL, the League would be instantaneously improved.

  32. orakle44 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:36 AM

    Good luck to MartyB, stand up guy.

  33. dabears62 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:44 AM

    He cannot keep his mouth shut, teams get tired of him very quick. He is also a cancer in the locker room.

  34. unclebluck says: Mar 9, 2017 7:10 AM

    Mass-holes…..I like That!!

  35. afourthlombardiforthehaters says: Mar 9, 2017 7:25 AM

    Loved benett but im with him getting paid
    Only lasts so long in the nfl

    Good luck marty

  36. patsfan1960 says: Mar 9, 2017 7:41 AM

    YOU’LL MISS US MORE THAN WE WILL MISS YOU…

  37. jimnh1 says: Mar 9, 2017 7:43 AM

    He wanted too much money for an older man in New England. Bill would never pay him that kind of money. I don’t think he’ll get it any where else either. Too bad he fit well there. Did a good job.

  38. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 9, 2017 7:43 AM

    We’ll miss you too Marty, even those of us in RI. You were a great asset for the Pats and a lot fun to have around.

  39. 4sacroc says: Mar 9, 2017 7:46 AM

    Massholes living in Taxachusetts.

  40. pats14 says: Mar 9, 2017 7:54 AM

    Overrated

  41. brwmstr says: Mar 9, 2017 8:00 AM

    Bye Bye Martellus. you got your ring now go play for some scrub team and count your money while we count rings.

  42. elyasm says: Mar 9, 2017 8:03 AM

    Whatever, merc. Thanks for your help on #5.

  43. footballfan72 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:07 AM

    Once a tool always a tool

  44. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Mar 9, 2017 8:10 AM

    Must be a good feeling finally divorcing oneself from all that corruption.

  45. jgedgar70 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:23 AM

    His Twitter feed isn’t nearly as funny as the President’s.

  46. ikeclanton says: Mar 9, 2017 8:27 AM

    Good luck to him and thanks for the key role he played in helping the Pats to a 5th ring.

    He was better than advertised as far as I’m concerned.

  47. dspyank2k11 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:28 AM

    He didnt want to take a paycut, wasnt that it? wow…

  48. Happy and I know it says: Mar 9, 2017 8:31 AM

    Im looking forward to seeing him get the big payday he has set himself up for. He earned it fair and square.

  49. flakeybiscuits says: Mar 9, 2017 8:31 AM

    Lol Mass-holes. Stay Classy Martellus.

  50. ricko1112 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:34 AM

    Actually, by signing the Colts’ tight end, the Patriots said farewell to him.

    Of course, when he turned down the contract extension at the beginning of last season, we all knew he wasn’t going to be back.

    Unlike his other NFL stops, he kept his mouth shut, and his head down. NE fans thank you for your contributions and wish you well. It was a win-win.

  51. superpatriotsfan says: Mar 9, 2017 8:43 AM

    Memo to the rest of the NFL, Patriots are going to want a TE, make em sweat and make them give up a lot for your precious TE. China Doll Gronk has 1-2 more years left.

  52. hatersgonnahatehate says: Mar 9, 2017 8:44 AM

    Thanks Marty. You earned your ring.

  53. elbow26 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:48 AM

    It’s virtually inevitable that this guy turns into a terd salad!!

  54. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 9, 2017 11:30 AM

    Good riddance

  55. localoutlaw says: Mar 9, 2017 1:01 PM

    Reunite the pug brothers in Seattle!

  56. thecape15 says: Mar 9, 2017 2:17 PM

    To everyone outside of New England:

    The term mass holes is not new.
    Martellus Bennett did not just coin the phrase.

    To keep up.

  57. joshgordonsbong says: Mar 9, 2017 2:32 PM

    why does everyone assume that this guy is gonna get paid??….He’s slighty above average and will be paid as such unless the niners or browns throw a boatload at him…Fact not opinion

  58. familyjoool says: Mar 10, 2017 4:03 PM

    Indeed, it “t’was”, number 5 was the most fun so far. Now go get your money!

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