Claiming Martellus Bennett Was No-Brainer For Red Zone-Needy Patriots

Claiming Martellus Bennett Was No-Brainer For Red Zone-Needy Patriots

Bennett was waived by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation.

Bennett has recently dealt with a shoulder injury that has kept him out of games.

Bennett finished his time at the Packers with just 233 yards and no touchdowns off 24 catches.

The move brings back memories of when running back LeGarrette Blount left the Patriots during free agency in 2014 to sign with the Steelers.

The 30-year-old veteran had just 24 receptions in seven games with the Packers but had not played since October 22 - the week before Green Bay's bye week. Unfortunately, it didn't last long as Gronkowski missed the entire second half of the season, including the Super Bowl run. In his lone season with the Patriots, Bennett played a huge role in the franchises' fifth championship, especially after losing Rob Gronkowski for the season.

Sleepless nights may affect the brain as much as alcohol, study suggests
The patients had electrodes implanted in their brains in order to pinpoint the origin of their seizures prior to surgery. The resulting cognitive lapses in turn affect how one perceives and reacts to their surroundings.

There's also a possibility that Bennett hangs up his cleats after this season.

One day after being released by the Green Bay Packers, Bennett has reportedly been picked up off waivers by the defending champs.

He said in the post a few weeks ago: "After conversations with my family I'm pretty sure these next 8 games will be the conclusion of my National Football League career".

The good news is that once Bennett is healthy, there won't be much of an adjustment period since he's already familiar with the playbook and has a rapport with quarterback Tom Brady.

The Patriots didn't re-sign Bennett as a free agent in the offseason, electing instead to trade for tight end Dwayne Allen of the Indianapolis Colts.

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