Report: Martellus Bennett may join Patriots to play with his brother

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A year ago, Martellus Bennett was released by the Patriots, and he announced his retirement a couple weeks later. Now he may be ready to come back.

Shortly after news broke that the Patriots are working on a trade for Michael Bennett, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that his brother Martellus Bennett is interested in coming out of retirement to play with his brother.

The Patriots released Martellus a year ago just before a $2 million roster bonus was going to come due, but if he’s willing to take less money this year than he was slated to earn if he had played last year, New England might be interested in bringing him back.

Martellus, who turns 32 on Sunday, was an NFL tight end for a decade, with the Cowboys, Giants, Bears, Patriots and Packers. The 33-year-old Michael has played for the Seahawks, Buccaneers and Eagles.

65 responses to “Report: Martellus Bennett may join Patriots to play with his brother

  1. I’m OK with Bennett-squared at probably 50% of the price of Flowers and Dwayne Allen. It’s how the Pats maintain good depth and why they are always playing in January.

  2. Marty Bennett has been out of professional football for two years, and was pretty banged up when he was retired. Like Witten, it makes for a good story, but I doubt either can make a meaningful contribution at this point.

  3. Chill_Donahue says:
    March 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Amendola is being rumored to get released by Dolphins soon. Lets get the band back together!
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    The way he mouthed off along with his fanboys when he left, good riddance.

  4. 2 Bennett’s might be 1 too many, but with 12 picks in a deep draft they can bring in a few older guys to balance the youth the will get in the draft and the free agents they will lose. Just don’t overdo it Bill.

  5. Patriot Nation…Good luck with Marty B….As a Cowboys fan, I watched when Dallas drafted him and paid him a boatload of money. He was never a difference maker, bad locker room guy. However, if any team can turn him into a player, it is the Patriots. Glad he’s out of Dallas.

  6. He does realize that he was released right? Maybe he’ll pay the Pats to loiter with his brother. I’m guessing that’s the only way he gets into the locker room.

  7. weeisux says:
    March 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    2 Bennett’s might be 1 too many, but with 12 picks in a deep draft they can bring in a few older guys to balance the youth the will get in the draft and the free agents they will lose. Just don’t overdo it Bill.
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    How delusional must you be to think he can give advice to Belichick on how to construct a winning roster. Shhh.

  8. Martellus: I’m thinking of coming out of retirement so I can play with my brother

    Belichick: Cool story bro

  9. Marty played fairly well for the Patriots and if he’d accept less money to play with his brother for a year, maybe it could work out. And maybe the Patriots could teach Michael how not to encroach. People focus on Butler’s miracle interception in the Super Bowl with Seattle, but it was Michael Bennett’s subsequent encroachment penalty that sealed the deal.

    This should be interesting at the very least.

    Not to jump the gun, but have there ever been two sets of brothers on the same team? I can’t imagine there have been.

  10. Awww, I was looking forward to Martellus on ESPN’s Monday Night Football this season. 😦

  11. Marty already won a SB with the Pats and was a DPI from catching a walk off TD.

    Not sure what that Dallas fan is talking about. Marty was great when he was here. On and off the field.

    If he wasn’t like that in Dallas it’s a reflection of that organization, not the player.

  12. Martellus was tremendous in NE. Played through ridiculous injuries. These bros are a little out there, but not a locker room problem. I saw Bennett on XMas day, walking his dog in downtown Boston, wearing a dinosaur costume. Go look.

  13. exinsidetrader says:
    March 8, 2019 at 5:07 pm
    weeisux says:
    March 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    2 Bennett’s might be 1 too many, but with 12 picks in a deep draft they can bring in a few older guys to balance the youth the will get in the draft and the free agents they will lose. Just don’t overdo it Bill.
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    How delusional must you be to think he can give advice to Belichick on how to construct a winning roster. Shhh.

    Hey junior, I’m not so delusional that I don’t remember a 3rd and 5th for Derrick Burgess, a 5th and 7th for Cassius Marsh, a 5th for Haynesworth, and a 3rd for Danny Shelton. To name a few. Shhh.

  14. The Quitter says he will join the Pats to play with his brother. My question is this. What makes him think the Pats want him?

  15. “Patriot Nation…Good luck with Marty B….He was never a difference maker, bad locker room guy.”

    Guess you don’t realize he was with the Pats and helped them win a Super Bowl SMH.

    He made a big difference during the games Gronk was hurt that season. And was a good citizen and caused no trouble. He was a pretty hilarious interview to watch but he never got out of line with what he said here.

  16. Clitoral Hood says:
    March 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    Patriot Nation…Good luck with Marty B….As a Cowboys fan, I watched when Dallas drafted him and paid him a boatload of money. He was never a difference maker, bad locker room guy. However, if any team can turn him into a player, it is the Patriots. Glad he’s out of Dallas.
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    If only you had a clue as to what you were talking about.
    Marty rocked with the Pats!
    Dude was a model citizen, and worked his ass off.

    You worry about the criminals in Dallas. . . the Patriots are doing pretty well lately.

  17. Doubtful at best.

    That said, lot of talk about Marty and the cowboys. He was a good player for Dallas. Had his media antics /opinions but far from a cancer. Biggest issue for him there is he was never able to be a true number one behind Witten. I think that got to him some early in his career.

  18. TheCakeIsALie says:
    March 8, 2019 at 5:47 pm
    terripet says:

    Another old slow player

    If terripet doesn’t like it, I LOVE it. Keep up the stellar prognostications buddy!

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    you’d think the goober would have changed his board name out of embarrassment

  19. weeisux says:
    March 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm
    exinsidetrader says:
    March 8, 2019 at 5:07 pm
    weeisux says:
    March 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    2 Bennett’s might be 1 too many, but with 12 picks in a deep draft they can bring in a few older guys to balance the youth the will get in the draft and the free agents they will lose. Just don’t overdo it Bill.
    _______________
    How delusional must you be to think he can give advice to Belichick on how to construct a winning roster. Shhh.

    Hey junior, I’m not so delusional that I don’t remember a 3rd and 5th for Derrick Burgess, a 5th and 7th for Cassius Marsh, a 5th for Haynesworth, and a 3rd for Danny Shelton. To name a few. Shhh.

    5 12 Rate This

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    umm, what? is that all you have? a flyer on haynesworth is offensive?

    lol

    i can literally list 5 times the amount of names in the catgeory of fleece jobs.

    get to a local high school at the very least

  20. Chill_Donahue says:
    March 8, 2019 at 4:38 pm
    Amendola is being rumored to get released by Dolphins soon. Lets get the band back together!

    77 11 Rate This

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    that would mean amendola stole 8.25 million in one year

    lol!!

  21. 24thstatesolutions says:
    March 8, 2019 at 5:12 pm
    None of this matters. Brady could take the Cardinals to the Super Bowl. It’s all about Brady. None of these other moves or players matter.

    14 13 Rate This

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    biggest myrh in sports history

    most of ne’s sbs, the defense outperformed our bailed Brady out of a subpar or flawed performance

    Belichick made Brady. Even Brady would tell you that.

  22. tylawsnosepicker says “get to a local high school at the very least”

    What does that even mean? I’m a Patriots fan but I’m not on my knees for Belichick like you. Some moves are awful. That’s the point genius.

  23. onkerharris213 says:
    March 8, 2019 at 4:37 pm
    Marty Bennett has been out of professional football for two years, and was pretty banged up when he was retired. Like Witten, it makes for a good story, but I doubt either can make a meaningful contribution at this point.
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    Out for only 1 year, and completely healthy now.

  24. I’m not sure I can continue on if both of these jokers end up in NE. I suppose you have to give a guy a chance to not be a distraction but I have a very low tolerance for those who go for low hanging fruit as was the case in LV. Marty is a lovable goof but the whole SB winners get paid thing was so, well so Bennett. Classy.

  25. tedmurph says:
    March 8, 2019 at 5:27 pm
    I saw Bennett on XMas day, walking his dog in downtown Boston, wearing a dinosaur costume. Go look.
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    Was it on him or on the dog?

  26. biggest myrh in sports history

    most of ne’s sbs, the defense outperformed our bailed Brady out of a subpar or flawed performance

    Belichick made Brady. Even Brady would tell you that.
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    Absolutely the most laughably absurd comment ever.
    You can’t point to in 6+ seasons (as a Head Coach) where BB has won anything without a QB named Tom Brady.And go back to their 2nd SB that the Patriots won 32-29 where the legendary Jake Delhomme lit up that Pats defense.
    Seriously, post less.

  27. Everybody wants to play with Brady. It’s like when Alexander the Great puts up a recruiting notice, all the best will be there.

  28. It will be interesting if Marty B signs with the Patriots. The first meeting with Bob Kraft will be awkward because of the comments Marty B made after Kraft’s arrest.

    Btw, Amendola will probably follow Gase to the Jets.

  29. biggest myrh in sports history

    most of ne’s sbs, the defense outperformed our bailed Brady out of a subpar or flawed performance

    Belichick made Brady. Even Brady would tell you that.

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    Only Brady could have led this team on the field to the success that it has had. Fact. No other QB would have a chance.

  30. Brady has 6 titles with Belichick.

    Manning would have zero.

    Rodgers would have zero.

    Only the facts cupcakes.

  31. Disgusting a couple of turds perfect for the Patriots. I couldn’t hate those two more so they’ll fit in just fine. Both overrated bums

  32. These brothers still have enough for one more go around, and they are good guys and entertaining when they talk.
    Why not have 2 sets of brothers, it would be original and BB like.

  33. In the last 3 years who has more QB pressures than Michael Bennett… I’ll wait.. Can’t wait. Only Vonn Miller and khalil mack.Good move don’t you think.

  34. GoodellMustGo – no one believes that Belichick would have zero titles if either Rogers or Manning had been his QB instead.

  35. Pats shouldn’t have either one of these clowns on their team. It’s too late, they already took Michael Bennett, but hopefully they’ll stay far away from his brother. The man retired, let him STAY retired.

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