• Martellus Bennett (TE) #88

    Martellus Bennett
    Team:New England
    Ht / Wt:6'6" / 265 lb.
    College:Texas A&M
    Born:January 10, 1987
    Drafted:2008 / Rd. 2 (61)
    Draft Team:DAL

    Injury Status - Week 15

    Out - Shoulder



    Martellus Bennett Being Placed On IR

    Monday, November 27, 4:57 PM

    New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) will be placed on Injured Reserve, which will end his season, according to a league source. Bennett played in just two games with the Patriots after being claimed from the Packers, and he was limited to only a handful of snaps in both games. He'll reportedly have surgery on his ailing shoulder, and it's unclear if he'll choose to continue his playing career into 2018. Dwayne Allen, who has been a non-factor for New England, will return to his backup duties behind Rob Gronkowski.


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    Martellus Bennett Biography

    Childhood and High School

    Martellus Bennett was born on March 10, 1987, in San Diego, California. His parents divorced in 1990 and Martellus and his older brother Michael were raised by their father. The brothers were inseparable and both loved to play football.

    Martellus attended Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas. Bennett earned first-team Class 5-A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association in his Senior year due to his snatching up 42 catches for 487 yards and six touchdowns. According to Rivals.com, Martellus ranked as the #1 tight end and #8 best player in his senior year college prospect class.


    Initially, Bennett had committed to play for Miami but he ended up playing for Texas A&M. In his sophomore year he made 38 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns which made him a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award which he went on to win in 2006. The College highlights for Martellus Bennett is available online.

    NFL Draft

    At the 2008 NFL Draft Combine, the Dallas Cowboys selected rookie Bennett. Jerry Jones, the Cowboys owner stated that Bennett was chosen to “add a new dimension” in a two-tight-end offense. His 40 time at the NFL Draft was 4.69, with a vertical:34. Bennet’s height was 6-6 with a weight of 259 pounds.

    2008 NFL Season

    Bennett was given the number–two tight end position after signing a four- year contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

    2009 NFL Season

    Bennett took a few steps backward as a receiver with only 15 catches for 159 yards, and 0 touchdowns.

    2010 NFL Season

    A January news conference revealed that Bennett had breakout potential but needed to focus on his game more. Bennett had 33 catches for 260 yards and no touchdowns making this a career high.

    2011 NFL Season

    Injuries kept Martellus from playing in two pre-season games and 2 regular-season games. Before the start of the 2012 season he decided to leave and start with the New York Giants.

    2012 NFL Season

    Bennett signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants for 2.5 million. In spite of his injuries, he lost some weight, and recorded 55 receptions for 626 yards and 5 touchdowns.

    2013 NFL Season

    Signed up for four years with the Chicago Bears. He wrapped up his year with a career-high of 65 receptions for 759 yards which was the second highest in team history.

    2014 NFL Season

    Bennett was suspended for five days for slamming Kyle Fuller, a teammate, to the ground.

    2015 NFL Season

    2015 was a season of turmoil for Bennett due to injuries and disputes with fellow teammates and coaches.

    2016 NFL Season

    Bennett was traded to the Patriots- becoming their #1 tight end. In spite of his injuries he scored a career-high of 7 touchdowns-winning the 2017 Super Bowl.

    Bennett 2016/2017 NFL Highlights video.

    Personal Life

    Martellus Bennett is married and has one daughter who has inspired him to write and illustrate children books. Bennett’s twitter handle and Instagram handle is @martellusb.

    Turning 30 in March, Bennet is a free agent, 2017.  He isn’t worried about a contract or salary. He trusts that it will work out.  Jersey number is 88 for the Patriots. Current Madden 17 rating of 85.