Report: Martellus Bennett has a torn rotator cuff

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Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett returns with an injury. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Bennett has a torn rotator cuff.

It’s unclear when the injury occurred. Bennett started the first seven games of the season. However, the Packers contend Bennett failed to disclose a physical condition, which implies that the injury existed even before he signed as a free agent.

Per Rapoport, Bennett may try to play through it. Before that happens, though, the Patriots will have to clear him to play.

If they do, they’re on the hook for the balance of his $900,000 salary. Prorated based on eight remaining weeks, the Patriots owe him $423,529 in base salary either way.

The Packers patted themselves on the back for signing Bennett over Jared Cook. They gave Bennett $6.3 million to sign. Now, that money is gone. And Bennett is gone. And Jared Cook is long gone. And, most importantly, Aaron Rodgers is injured. And without him the Packers don’t have what it takes to contend.

73 responses to “Report: Martellus Bennett has a torn rotator cuff

  1. If Bennett could move a little quicker, Rodgers wouldnt have to have held the ball so long waiting for Stone Hands Bennett to open up the play. then he couldnt even catch the ball to top it off. Resulting in the hit that mashed Arod. This guy was a cancer from day one. LAck of professionalism and poor attitude. And a kneeler. So glad he is out the door. Good riddance!

  2. Good luck with that guy. His heart is not in the game. It never has been and it never will be. Some guys are just really talented and don’t care a lot about football. Marty B is one of those.

  3. Catching won’t be a problem, but it’s gonna be tough to block which is an absolute requirement on a Belichick coached team.

  4. Regardless of what the truth is, if he played through 7 games with no injury designation Green Bay will have trouble proving anything. Also the question will float as to whether Green Bay would be trying to cut their losses if they still hopes of anything for this year. If Rodgers was still in there would they be trying to resolve the performance issue. And of course if Rodgers was still in there would Bennett still be trying to play and improve. It gets messy when teams crash like that.

  5. What a snake…Bennett makes off like a bandit. I would sue him if I were in the Packers front office. Get whatever cash back you can as his contract should/would be voided by this undisclosed injury. As far as I’m concerned, him and his other SJW brother can leave the NFL already.

  6. What the Packers don’t have is any semblance of an NFL defense. Hundley gives them a shot at winning – not as much as Rogers obviously – but a decent shot. No way Hundley can win if the Defense is giving up 30 points. Monday night was embarassing, to say the least.

  7. The GB management, starting with Mark Murphy and Ted Thompson, have squandered the prime years of Aaron Rodgers. When Brady was suspended, the Pats won 3 of 4 without him. When Rodgers goes down, GB loses 3 straight. There needs to be an IMMEDIATE housecleaning in GB.

  8. The plot thickens. Trolls will contend Belichick somehow gave him that tear. Damaged goods or not it’s hard to believe for that price tag another team didn’t claim him just to keep him from New England since there’s a no cost out in his contract after this season.

  9. I just can’t believe that the Packers never knew of the injury,even when they signed him? Where’s the medical staff,trainers, doctors?

  10. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Can we link the other article with the Patriot fangirls flooding the comments with their Super Bowl sweet talk? Good luck going up to get the ball with that injury.

  11. In addition, the Bennett brothers both seem to have a difficult time in telling the truth!! But, a torn rotator cuff is nothing to sneeze at, so how did the Packers’ medical team miss that? Same goes for the Pats??

  12. He obviously had that coming into GB if they called him on the failure to disclose medical condition.

    It will heal up enough to play. Rotator cuff injuries aren’t too bad from a pain management perspective… More an issue from weakness raising your arms. He should be able to push when he blocks just fine but range of motion and strength with his arms extended would be a problem.

  13. The Packers patted themselves on the back for signing Bennett over Jared Cook. They gave Bennett $6.3 million to sign. Now, that money is gone. And Bennett is gone. And Jared Cook is long gone. And, most importantly, Aaron Rodgers is injured. And without him the Packers don’t have what it takes to contend.
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    That’s a lot of very obvious statements in a row, with the last one being the most obvious.

  14. rabidbillsfan says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:17 am
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Can we link the other article with the Patriot fangirls flooding the comments with their Super Bowl sweet talk? Good luck going up to get the ball with that injury.

    Yeah guy, plenty of guys have fun payed with the same injury.
    And his QB is Tom Brady, I don’t think anyone is worried about the ball not being were it’s supposed to be.

    #billsmafiaislame

  15. rabidbillsfan says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:17 am
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Can we link the other article with the Patriot fangirls flooding the comments with their Super Bowl sweet talk? Good luck going up to get the ball with that injury.

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    That’s a lot of laughing.

    Rotator cuff is really nothing for a WR unless it’s a high severity version of the injury. Doesn’t prevent catching a ball at all really. It’s more strength raising your arms if someone were applying force against them, but defenders aren’t supposed to do that anyway. Could allow for balls to be knocked out of his hands a bit easier maybe in certain positions. That’s about it. There was always a chance the Patriots were grabbing him for the option of having him play next year for a small fee, but I get the sense he will play through it.

  16. Cook is surprisingly leading the Raiders in receptions (39), receiving yards (499), and yards per catch (if you throw out Johnny Horton’s 2 catches for monster TDs) through 9 games. Thank you Green Bay.

  17. brendafortheboyz says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:20 am
    It looks like good old Marty B played them all 🙂

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    They released him for failure to disclose a medical condition. You don’t think BB knew what that was before he signed him?

  18. Unless they gave him and mri, no way to know. GB feels he has low enough charactor to lie to them (imagine that), family seems to have a history of lying.

  19. bondlake says:
    November 10, 2017 at 9:59 am
    The GB management, starting with Mark Murphy and Ted Thompson, have squandered the prime years of Aaron Rodgers. When Brady was suspended, the Pats won 3 of 4 without him. When Rodgers goes down, GB loses 3 straight. There needs to be an IMMEDIATE housecleaning in GB.

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    Rodgers is great, but the Packers weren’t a great team when he was there either. He made the decent. but overall they didn’t have the talent to make it to the promised land this year. The team definitely needs some work to get back to where they were in 2009-2011.

  20. romo2witten says:
    November 10, 2017 at 9:42 am
    Good luck with that guy. His heart is not in the game. It never has been and it never will be. Some guys are just really talented and don’t care a lot about football. Marty B is one of those.

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    What ever he is, he was amazing last year and a huge reason why the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Obviously he can help a team win.

  21. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:28 am
    Beginning of the end for Patriots fans…
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    Pats fans have been hearing that for most of the last fifteen years and through multiple Super Bowl championships.

    How is that working out for you?

  22. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:32 am
    That’s a lot of very obvious statements in a row, with the last one being the most obvious.
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    That’s a lot of statements in a row from an obvious Viking homer you mean. And we’re all shocked. None of us were aware the season had ended and the Vikings won the SuperBowl. It’s impressive they avoided choking somewhere along the way.

    They didn’t, did they?

  23. romo2witten says:
    November 10, 2017 at 9:42 am
    Good luck with that guy. His heart is not in the game. It never has been and it never will be. Some guys are just really talented and don’t care a lot about football. Marty B is one of those.

    6 3 Rate This

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    This is actually the complete opposite when he puts on a Pats uniform. Just saying. BB has that special magic as a coach, clearly the greatest ever.

    Thanks for checking in, though!

    Enjoy Jerrah!

  24. What? It can’t be the Packs fault. I read the comments on here all the time, they are a flawless operation and it’s been years since they made an operational mistake isn’t it?

  25. I see,he won’t play with the injury with the Packers but he will for the Patriots if cleared. Sounds like a real character move. Nice work ethic Bennett ole boy.

  26. There’s a lot still to unfold here….. he may not even play a down this year or sit out for a month to help heal up some or just play thru it & be a great pick up…… all the speculation at this point is just fodder……
    However it plays out, I love how BB runs this TEAM & keeps things interesting!!!
    Go Pats!!!!

  27. Cook is surprisingly leading the Raiders in receptions (39), receiving yards (499), and yards per catch (if you throw out Johnny Horton’s 2 catches for monster TDs) through 9 games. Thank you Green Bay.
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    That’s already better than what Green Bay got out of him;

    30 rec, 377 yards, 1 td

    You can have him. If not for that catch against Dallas, Packers fans wouldn’t even remember he played for them.

  28. I’m no fan of any of the Bennett cla.

    Having said that, it’s hard to believe that Packer management would throw their own medical staff under the bus by claiming that Marty had an undisclosed injury.

    It’s very routine in the NFL to verify that a player is completely healthy prior to signing a multi million dollar contract.

    TT did have them check Marty out, didn’t he?

  29. stellarperformance says:
    November 10, 2017
    None of us were aware the season had ended and the Vikings won the SuperBowl. It’s impressive they avoided choking somewhere along the way.
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    No one. I repeat No One has stated the Vikings have won a super bowl.

    More fake lies from a bitter packer fan.

    How’s your off season going Stella?

  30. terripet says:
    November 10, 2017 at 9:49 am
    He’s done the dictator made another bad move

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    Not nearly as bad a move as paying Andrew Luck all that cash to sit out game after game!

  31. They could sign Favre. He and RG3 are the only NFL-quality QBs in America that aren’t signed.

  32. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:28 am
    Beginning of the end for Patriots fans. It was a good run.

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    Keep fighting the good fight…… someday you might actually be correct

  33. brendafortheboyz says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:25 am
    In addition, the Bennett brothers both seem to have a difficult time in telling the truth!! But, a torn rotator cuff is nothing to sneeze at, so how did the Packers’ medical team miss that? Same goes for the Pats??

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    When GB announced they cut Bennett they said it was for an undisclosed medical condition. Obviously the Patriots know.

    As for GB, they don’t MRI players as part of a physical. Bennett obviously passed that, and I am sure he didn’t know he had a torn rotator cuff either. Since he was being a goof about playing, that’s why GB handled it that way.

  34. So trolls say BB let Bennett go without letting on he was damaged and now say what a fool BB is taking him back when 31 other teams said no all because he’s damaged? Got it.

    Actually, he played thru a LOT of injuries in NE last year including 6 weeks (wks 12-17) with a shoulder and 11 weeks (wks 6-17) with an ankle. Then added a bad knee in the postseason. For these he was listed “questionable” much of the season (Oct-Feb) but played because without Gronk the Pats desperately needed him – and he answered the call 101%. He did fade somewhat at the end but by then he was very banged up.

  35. They could sign Favre. He and RG3 are the only NFL-quality QBs in America that aren’t signed.
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    They’d have to fire McCarthy for Favre to come back.

    … so yeah! What the H@ll. Why not!!!!!!!

  36. How can the Packers claim that he was hurt before they signed him? Doesn’t every free agent go through a very thorough physical with the new team?

  37. rabidbillsfan says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:17 am
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Can we link the other article with the Patriot fangirls flooding the comments with their Super Bowl sweet talk? Good luck going up to get the ball with that injury.
    *****************************************************
    Hows the Super Bowl parade planning going in Barfalo?

  38. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:56 am
    Why we rule: time is not your friend.
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    LOL. We have also been hearing that for fifteen years, and through multiple Super Bowl championships.

    But, yes, time is no one’s friend.

  39. Everyone trashes MM and TT, but there doesn’t ever seem to be much negativity regarding the Packer medical and training staff. If Bennett had this injury, and the Packers allege it was concealed, shouldn’t a torn rotator cuff be diagnosed in the pre signing physical or workout with trainers?

  40. Stella

    “None of us were aware the season had ended and the Vikings won the SuperBowl.”

    Just because the Packers lost their Super Bowl in October doesn’t mean the Vikings played a Super Bowl in October.

    Vikings fan know that the Super Bowl is played after the regular season has ended.

    Your frustrations of the late 60’s through the early 90’s is showing.

    You remember – that era when even having a winning season was so rare that the Vikings game became the Packers Super Bowl.

    And you will soon be reliving those days…. 😎

  41. Bennett was a good soldier in NE last year and they won the SB. The notion that BB didn’t know what he was doing in bringing him back is laughable.

    BTW, all you trolls eager to begin to chronicle the demise of the Patriots- have at it. Even if they go into a 30 year decline similar to their first 30 years they will still owe us nothing.

    Go win 5 Super Bowls and appear in 7 over 17 years, then look us up.

  42. To all of the Pats haters time will tell. At this point Bennett may still be better than Allen? Maybe McDaniels uses a 3 TE set and Allen becomes something more like what was expected? Lots of questions but if you clear the hatred from your conscience and attempt to look at it in an objective manner you can truly see why the pats took a shot at it. It may not work out, he may never play a down, but for that cheap money, it was worth the time to evaluate him.

  43. stellarperformance says:

    November 10, 2017 at 10:49 am

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:32 am
    That’s a lot of very obvious statements in a row, with the last one being the most obvious.
    //////////////////////////////////////

    That’s a lot of statements in a row from an obvious Viking homer you mean. And we’re all shocked. None of us were aware the season had ended and the Vikings won the SuperBowl. It’s impressive they avoided choking somewhere along the way.

    They didn’t, did they?
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    And a retort from an obvious packer homer. Look, how many times do we have to say it?

    We’re sorry we broke your quarterback( 1 man team).

  44. wib22 says:

    November 10, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Looks like belicheat outsmarted himself here.
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    belicheat…where did you get that one? Very clever. I like the idea above of 3 TE sets, maybe Belicheat, did I do it right?, knows something we don’t?

  45. Bennett is a chess piece…a fill in for designed plays. And Bennett has said this is his last season…why not with a team that has a chance for yet another SB?
    I guarantee Bennett will play hurt for that chance.
    And the Pats get him on the cheap…
    I get he doesn’t have stick-em hands, or speed, but his size poses match up problems, especially with Gronk on the other side.

  46. matt14gg says:
    November 10, 2017 at 9:48 am
    Catching won’t be a problem
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    You clearly didn’t watch many GB games, whether it was related to the injury or not. Catching was deffinetly a problem.

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