Martellus Bennett calls return to Patriots 'surreal' after Packers exit


The Green Bay Packers believe they have a legitimate case for re-claiming a big chunk of Martellus Bennett's signing bonus.

Over seven games, Bennett caught 24 passes for 233 yards. So, on that basis it's not weird at all that he might slide right into the lineup and produce.

It didn't take long for Martellus Bennett to find a new home after the Green Bay Packers waived him on Wednesday.

On his Instagram account, Bennett vented about the Packers medical team, slamming them for the way he treated him, as he said the team's doctor, Dr. Patrick McKenzie, pushed him to play through his injury even though it kept getting worse.

Bennett's relationship with the Packers has obviously soured, and there's likely to be even more animosity in the future. "I felt like it could be a real positive knowing how talented he is".

Bennett said he still doesn't know what he's going to do, but he thinks he should still get the surgery. He felt for a time that he should end his season and undergo surgery to fix a torn rotator cuff, but now that he's back with the Patriots he's excited to put his shoulder fix on hold and play the season out. "I was like, 'Bill, I just want to go to sleep right now.' (Belichick said), 'Oh, it's a Friday". "Last week, I thought I was going to be on IR, so it's just been a surreal week for me". Last night, Bennett and Allen combined for four receptions for 49 yards and the score. After the game Bennett recounted his harrowing week. And Martellus Bennet was already a postgame talking point following New England's impressive win in Denver on Sunday night.

"You come here to a winning football club and learn you have to give up yourself for the benefit of the team", Allen said.

The Packers physician is known to be more conservative with regards to players returning to action after being injured. He now only trails Don Shula (347 wins) and George Halas (324). He did play a full 16 games in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016, and pointed to the team's overall caution when dealing with injuries in his post. "He adds a lot".