"And I told him, and then we had a quick conversation, and I was like, 'Let me think about it, and I will call you back'".
Given all that, a lot of people were pretty suspicious when Bennett showed up in a Patriots uniform on Sunday night and caught three passes for 38 yards.
Green Bay parted ways with Bennett, claiming that the tight end, who signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the team in the offseason, failed to disclose his shoulder was badly injured.
Rob Demovsky of ESPN reported Green Bay waived him for failing to disclose a medical condition, but Bennett said the decision to get rid of him came after he decided he wanted the surgery (which he is yet to have). "It was 'Should you play?' It was one of those things", Bennett said. I felt that when he got back and it all worked out for our team.
Bill Belichick stands alongside Tom Landry in third place on the NFL's career head-coaching wins list, with 270, after the Patriots' rout of the Broncos on Sunday.
Bennett insisted he had planned to have surgery and had his agent tell teams not to claim him. "Just go out and get some snaps.' I think he knows how to talk to me, too, so I'm like, 'All right, I'll go out there'". He care's about the player's health and well-being and supports their best interests, not that of the team. Bennett disputed that the Packers didn't know about his shoulder, posting an Instagram story that detailed his side. It was just one of those things.
"After trying to get [the shoulder surgically] fixed and getting waived, you've got that vengeance in your heart like, 'All right, that's how you're going to do it?" "Then he was like, 'What's going on?' And I told him".
Bennett says he went off anti-inflammatory medicine during the bye week and asked to have it examined his first day back. Last week, he said three of those doctors advised him to get the procedure, which he ultimately informed the Packers that he meant to do.
Martellus Bennett could be making his season debut with the Patriots Sunday night.
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