BREAKING: Packers Release TE Martellus Bennett
The Packers have released tight end Martellus Bennett, according to multiple sources on Twitter. Bennett’s release comes with the designation of a failure to disclose a medical condition.
Bennett missed Monday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a reported shoulder injury, and head coach Mike McCarthy ruled him out for this weekend’s game in Chicago as the tight end sought more opinions on his injury.
Evidently, his injury was more serious than previously realized, perhaps dating back to before he signed on with the Packers. It's possible the Packers could now try to have his entire contract wiped from their books.
Bennett joined the Packers on a three year, $21 million dollar deal in March, but was ultimately disappointing in his time in Green Bay. He recorded just 24 catches for 233 yards and no touchdowns in seven games.
Bennett hinted at retirement during the bye week. Now, as the Packers go back to the drawing board at tight end again, it seems like he’ll have the opportunity to pursue those retirement plans even earlier than he thought.