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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:36:25 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett has been reinstated following a suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. He is expected to participate in the team's afternoon practice Sunday, Aug. 10.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:59:01 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Zachary Miller took advantage of a suspension by TE Martellus Bennett and caught six passes for 68 yards in the team's first exhibition game.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett's unfortunate incident may not cost him the top TE job, but Miller may have played himself into a role on the team. The coaching staff took notice of the performance, and unless Miller really fades the rest of the way he might be worth watching.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:05:12 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett was inactive for the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles Friday, Aug. 8. He is suspended indefinitely and was fined an unspecified amount, and he has not been with the team since Monday, Aug. 4.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:09:13 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett has not been ruled out for the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Marc Trestman. Trestman said he spoke with Bennett Tuesday, Aug. 5. "I did [speak with Bennett]," Trestman said. "It was a very positive conversation. We touched base with each other, and I'll just leave it at that. We did what we said we were gonna do, and that was talk yesterday."
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:51:55 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett has not been ruled out for the first preseason game even though he is currently suspended, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:18:16 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is wanted back as soon as possible, according to general manager Phil Emery. Emery said Bennett is loved and respected by the team and that the team is in contact with him.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Bennett should be available for the regular season opener, though nothing is official at this point. He remains a top-tier tight end in one of the league's most potent offenses.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:32:21 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett was suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team and fined an undisclosed amount after he threw rookie CB Kyle Fuller to the ground in practice Monday, Aug. 4. Bears head coach Marc Trestman ended practice 10 minutes early after the altercation.
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned to see if this suspension lingers into the regular season. Bennett is a low-end TE1.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:25:20 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is not practicing Tuesday, Aug. 5, a day after he was involved in a fight with a teammate.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett is a TE2 option in fantasy.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:57:22 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett and CB Kyle Fuller were involved in a heated physical altercation during a red zone drill in practice Monday, Aug. 4. Fuller tried to strip the football from Bennett and instead hooked the front of Bennett's shoulder pads which caused Bennett to fall to the ground. "I come to training camp for one reason and that's to prepare to win a championship," Bennett said later at lunch. "I play hard and go hard every single day. I'm probably one of the most violent people on the field. That's just my style of play. I'm going to continue to play the same way I always play. That's what I'm here for."
Wed, 28 May 2014 19:23:18 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett appears to be in excellent physical shape heading into organized team activities (OTAs).
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:06:46 -0800
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett, the brother of Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett, plans to try to recruit his brother to sign with the Bears in free agency. "He's having a little baby, so he wants our kids to grow up together," Michael said. "He'll call me a lot. He's visited a couple times. Of course my brother wants me to get a chance to play with him." The Bears could also use help on the defensive line in rushing the passer, with DE Julius Peppers' future in doubt.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:43:27 -0800
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is questionable for Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens. Bennett is expected to play.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:40:04 -0800
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett injured the knee in practice this week, but it doesn't look to be too serious. Bennett should be a flex play this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:14:17 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knees) had both knees wrapped at the beginning of practice Monday, Oct. 28. By the end of practice, both wraps had been removed.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:21:56 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is questionable.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:39:58 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fantasy Tip: We expect Bennett to play and put up nice numbers against the Washington Redskins this weekend. Consider Bennett a solid starting tight end in Week 7.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:37:55 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett said earlier that he plans on playing in Week 7 against the Washington Redskins. He's had at least five targets in every game this season and is a big part of the offense. Against the 'Skins, he should be a solid play.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:16:15 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 14.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 09:49:04 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said TE Martellus Bennett (knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 6.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to watch for the inactive list before making a decision on Bennett. He should be considered a starting fantasy tight end if he is active for the game.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:27:38 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knee) would have been limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 8. The team took part in a walk through.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:36:00 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knee) did not practice Monday, Oct. 7.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett returned to the game in Week 5 after sustaining a knee injury, so this probably isn't a serious ailment. He should play, and against the New York Giants, he's a candidate to have a nice game.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 15:16:16 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knee) was wearing an ice bag on his left knee after the Week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints. He left the game briefly in the second quarter, but was able to return and finish the game.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:57:01 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) fully practiced Friday, Oct. 4, and is probable for Week 5.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett looks to be a go for Week 5, get him in your starting lineup.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:17:20 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:48:34 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:51:45 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 20, and is probable for Week 3.
Fantasy Tip: There is no reason to believe Bennett wonít play in the teamís Week 3 game, get him in your lineups.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:29:15 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 19.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:42:33 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:09:48 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is expected to play Week 3 despite suffering a bruised shoulder in the team's Week 2 game.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:01:31 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett had two touchdowns, including the game-winner, against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. Bennett has 10 catches and three touchdowns in the first two weeks and has developed trust already with QB Jay Cutler.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett should remain a solid play all season long in that offense, especially with Cutler's preference to utilize his tight ends. We're not saying Bennett is a must-start every week, but he should at least be in the consideration.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:23:26 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) told reporters after the Week 2 game against the Minnesota Vikings that he suffered an injury to his shoulder. "I messed up my shoulder so, I'm in a lot of pain now," Bennett said.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett finished with seven receptions for 76 yards and two touchdowns, and has emerged as a Top 10 fantasy option in all formats. Check back during the week for more updates on his status for Week 3.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:14:30 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) left the locker room with ice on his right shoulder following the Week 2 game. He said it might be an issue this week.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 17:33:23 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett made his regular season team debut in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he racked up 49 yards and a touchdown on three receptions.
Fantasy Tip: Bennett's production wasn't amazing, but it was solid. He remains a low-end TE1 heading into Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:09:03 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said Tuesday, July 16, that he hopes the offseason addition of TE Martellus Bennett will take some of the receiving pressure off him. Marshall had career highs with 118 receptions, 194 targets and 1,508 yards. The Bears receiver with the next highest number of targets was WR Earl Bennett, with 49. Marshall feels the wear and tear might have led to his offseason hip surgery. "I am (looking forward to having more weapons)," Marshall said. "It was tough sledding last year. I think that's why I had to have surgery. I had 2-3 guys on me every single play, but bringing in big boy Martellus, I don't think the league really knows how good he is."
Fantasy Tip: Marshall will still see plenty of targets and receptions, making him a bona fide No. 1 fantasy wide receiver in all formats. Sure, his numbers won't be as high as they were in 2012, but he remains a Top 10 fantasy option at his position.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:05:08 -0700
The Chicago Bears have genuine interest in drafting Stanford TE Zach Ertz with their first round pick. Ertz could fill the role of second tight end after the team invested in TE Martellus Bennett earlier in the offseason.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:48:08 -0700
The Miami Dolphins had interest in signing Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett but did not offer more than what Bennett got from the Bears.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:29:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, the four-year, $20.4 million deal signed by Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett includes a $4.5 million signing bonus, according to a league source.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:42:42 -0700
Updating a previous report, the deal for Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is for four years at $20 million, according to a source.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:07 -0700
The Chicago Bears will sign TE Martellus Bennett (Giants) Tuesday, Mar. 12. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: For Jay Cutler and new offensive-minded head coach Marc Trestman, Bennett provides protection and playmaking ability at what has been an erratic position in Chicago. Bennett, who emerged as a red zone threat while teasing a breakout last year, ranks as a borderline fantasy starter with the upside of an elite option. He's in a fine situation to grow. This also gives Cutler a stronger case in his value as a fringe fantasy starter.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:14:24 -0700
The Chicago Bears have shown an interest in impending free agent TE Martellus Bennett (Giants) and could target him in free agency.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 19:54:18 -0800
The New York Giants appear to be making a late push to re-sign impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett before the market is set to open Tuesday, March 12. The two sides have talked in the past few days, and according to a source, plan to talk more before the deadline. However, there is no indication that an agreement is close.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:14:38 -0800
The Tennessee Titans have shown interest in free-agent TE Martellus Bennett (Giants), free-agent TE Dustin Keller (Jets) and free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Buccaneers).
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:13:41 -0800
Updating a previous report, while the New York Giants want impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett back, they will not get into a bidding war with another suitor. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly hot on Bennett's trail if he hits the open market.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:13:06 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to show interest in impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett (Giants) if he hits the open market. The New York Giants want Bennett back, but reportedly will not get into a bidding war for his services.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:54:35 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett may be looking for $6 million to $7 million per season in his next contract.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:44:19 -0800
The New York Giants would like to re-sign impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett before the start of free agency but no deal is imminent at this point.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:56:14 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett indicated on his Twitter page that he is not receiving a lot of interest from the Giants at this point and believes the team has higher priorities. The team would like to re-sign Bennett but it would have to be at a reasonable price.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:50:39 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett, impending free-agent OT William Beatty and impending free-agent SS Kenny Phillips could be options to receive the franchise tag this offseason.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:57:25 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett said he wants to re-sign with the Giants this offseason but if no deal is reached, he likely will sign with the team his brother, Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent DE Michael Bennett, signs with.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:53:50 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner both believe a big, athletic tight end can be very productive in the offense. The team is looking for depth at the position, with just TE Jordan Cameron under contract in 2013. The top free-agent on the market is expected to be TE Martellus Bennett (Giants), unless he is retained by the team before free agency opens March 12.