Martellus Bennett has nothing to say after retirement post

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After suggesting over the weekend he planned to retire after the season, Packers tight end Martellus Bennett suddenly has nothing to say.

Via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press Gazette, Bennett declined to be interviewed in the Packers locker room.

Asked if he would speak to the media at any point this week, the veteran tight end said, “Probably not.” Pressed on why he wouldn’t speak, Bennett said, “Nothing to talk about.” Asked what moved him to consider retirement at the end of the year, he raid: “Life.”

Perhaps he felt his Instagram post Saturday would suffice, though it left wiggle room for him.

“After conversations with my family I’m pretty sure these next 8 games will be the conclusion of my NFL career,” he wrote. “To everyone who has poured themselves and time into my life and career. These next games are for you. Thank you.”

That news came as a surprise to the Packers, who signed Bennett to a three-year, $21 million contract this offseason.

“Any time comments are made,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, “you should probably speak to the individual. I’m not going to speak on anybody’s future plans and so forth. But there’ll be a point to sit down and talk to Marty.”

It’s possible Bennett will reconsider. If he retires, he’d owe the Packers $4.2 million of the $6.3 million signing bonus he received this offseason.

31 responses to “Martellus Bennett has nothing to say after retirement post

  1. “After conversations with my family I’m pretty sure these next 8 games will be the conclusion of my NFL career,” he wrote. “To everyone who has poured themselves and time into my life and career. These next games are for you. Thank you.”

    Evidently, math is not one of Marty’s strong points.

    The Packers have 9 games left this season.

    Either that, or Marty is not planning to finish the season with his teammates on New Year’s Eve in Detroit.

    It’s all about Marty…

  2. “If he retires, he’d owe the Packers $4.2 million of the $6.3 million signing bonus he received this offseason.”

    Yeah, he’s not retiring this year.

  3. “If he retires, he’d owe the Packers $4.2 million of the $6.3 million signing bonus he received this offseason.”

    This loser’s not going anywhere.

  4. It only took him seven games to figure it out, but playing for the Packers often makes one want to retire.

  5. This guy has been no better than Richard Rodgers this year. I was excited to see the signing when it happened but it’s proven to be nothing more than a waste of money and added distractions. Sadly the only replay he will be in for years to come is the play that ended our season…. Thanks Marty

  6. He has every right to retire and pay back the $4.2M. There’s a reason he has played on so many teams. He is not consistent as a football player on or off the field and has other businesses going on the side. He stepped up last year, but last year is last year.

  7. It only took him seven games to figure it out, but playing for the Packers often makes one want to retire.
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    Well I bet it gets real tiresome playing all those extra games after the regular season ends. He should’ve signed with MN so he could put in his 16 games and go home.

  8. pkrlvr says:
    November 1, 2017 at 9:18 am
    Not sure how we can replace all those drops but I’m sure we will find a way.
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    Trade a draft pick to the Raiders for Jared Cook

  9. No wonder Ted Thompson doesn’t deal with free agency very much. He’s really bad at it.
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    Yeah.

    That Woodson guy really sucked didn’t he………………………………….

  10. Cut this clown and poach a developmental guy off somebodys practice squad.

    .. and spare me the Jared Cook bit, Packers fans. He was a scrub.

    30 rec 377 yards 1 td.. not even 2 receptions/game? 1 td?? What a loss………….

    Andrew Quarless, 2014 – 29 rec 323 yards 3 tds

    Richard Rodgers, 2015 – 58 rec 510 yards 8 tds

  11. pkrlvr says:
    November 1, 2017 at 9:20 am

    It only took him seven games to figure it out, but playing for the Packers often makes one want to retire.
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    Well I bet it gets real tiresome playing all those extra games after the regular season ends. He should’ve signed with MN so he could put in his 16 games and go home.

    ÷÷÷

    He will play zero playoff games with the Packers so not sure what you’re talking about. Oh wait, yes, I do. Whenever the Packers hit a downturn, their fans ALWAYS have to talk about how good things used to be.

  12. That’s got to be a first, one of the Bennett brothers with nothing to say. Let’s hope Michael starts deciding he has nothing to say too!

  13. I remember 9 short weeks ago a few pack fan proclamations
    1. MB will be a HOF TE with Rodgers as qb
    2. Pack D is deep and will be top 5 in the league
    3. A-rodg will have an mvp season
    4. Pack are SB bound

    Now all I hear is injuries, injuries, injuries. My how things change in 2 months.

  14. pkrlvr says:

    Well I bet it gets real tiresome playing all those extra games after the regular season ends. He should’ve signed with MN so he could put in his 16 games and go home.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You’re confused. Last year Bennett was on the Patriots and played in, and won, the very last game of the NFL season. You might have heard about it – it’s called the Super Bowl.

    This year he SIGNED with the Packers – obviously because he didn’t want to have to play into January and February again this year.

    But the Packers are so bad, he doesn’t even want to play in week 17 against the Lions.

    If he had signed with the Vikings, he’d have that extended season thingie again…

  15. aarons444 says:
    November 1, 2017 at 11:03 am
    No wonder Ted Thompson doesn’t deal with free agency very much. He’s really bad at it.
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    Yeah.

    That Woodson guy really sucked didn’t he………………………………….

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    You can only name one FA in twelve years. Too funny.

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