Martellus Bennett headed to injured reserve with shoulder injury

Nov 29, 2017, 01:01
Martellus Bennett headed to injured reserve with shoulder injury

The New England Patriots announced Monday that tight end Martellus Bennett and safety Nate Ebner have been placed on injured reserve. While the Patriots would certainly be better with him, his injury shouldn't have too much of an impact on them this season. As a result, Bennett's season will come to an end after making just two regular-season appearances as a member of the Patriots in 2017-18.

Bennett had just 233 receiving yards in seven games with the Packers before questions arose about his shoulder injury.

Bennett took to Instagram to lash back at the Packers after he was waived, claiming the team was trying to save money while also accusing Dr. On the year, he recorded his fewest catches (30) and receiving yards (286) since 2011. Bennett won a Super Bowl with New England last season before signing a three year, $20.25 million contract with Green Bay in the offseason. Bennett previously said 2017 could be his last season, although he backed off that in an interview after the November 12 game in Denver.

Bennett is dealing with a shoulder and hamstring injury. Rapoport reported the tight end suffered a torn rotator cuff that caused Green Bay to waive him before New England picked him up.

That the Patriots had a designed play for the 6-foot-3, 265-pound Allen is one example of the strides he has made since admitting to being disappointed with part of his play in the early part of the season. Upon his return to the team, Bennett has collected all six of his targets from Tom Brady for a total of 53 yards. One has to wonder if he's played his last game in the NFL. Bennett was inactive during Sunday's 35-17 win over the Dolphins.