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Martellus Bennett is cut
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:17 pm
  • Wow this is interesting

    Signed a new deal this year, played all games. I am not sure when he was injured but is now CUT by GB under a "Failure to Disclose Physical Condition" designation

    So guessing that will be a major contract violation and they are going to try to recoup money and he will claim that it is a lie to save money

    In the end I just hope it means we can get him to play with his brother cheap next year and let Graham go (still belongs in NFL forum though :) )
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  • The Packers cut Bennett with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation. We'll see what's next for the veteran TE.

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  • KitsapGuy wrote:

    The Packers cut Bennett with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation. We'll see what's next for the veteran TE.

    :hmmmm:


    He'd said earlier this year that this was his last season, so I wouldn't be surprised if this is the end of the line for him.
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:53 pm
  • Keep him away from the Rams please...
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:29 pm
  • Hawk_Nation wrote:Keep him away from the Rams please...


    Luckily, the Rams are WAY down the waiver wire, so they have very little chance of getting him. If he wants to continue to play, someone would likely pick him up long before he falls far enough to get to the Rams. The question now becomes does he want to continue to play, and will the Packers try to recoup some of his signing bonus?
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:40 pm
  • Who's gonna want that contract? Seems he'll clear waivers, but I'm usually wrong on who'll clear and who won't. :?

    If he clears, hopefully him and Maxwell come in for a workout....
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:04 pm
  • massari wrote:Who's gonna want that contract? Seems he'll clear waivers, but I'm usually wrong on who'll clear and who won't. :?

    If he clears, hopefully him and Maxwell come in for a workout....


    His base salary for this season is $900k. Most of his pay this year was in the form of bonuses which are on the Packer cap. Anyone who claims him is only responsible for the remainder of the $900k which is less than half. His final 2 years only pay out if the team keeps him. They can let him go at the end of the season with zero dead money
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:41 am
  • kidhawk wrote:His final 2 years only pay out if the team keeps him. They can let him go at the end of the season with zero dead money

    Oh shiiiiiit, didn't know that. Yeah, he'll probably be gone before the Seahawks have the chance, unless his shoulder injury is severe or he requests to play with his bro....
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:38 am
  • Looks like Patriots knew about it and let him walk.

    Smart organization right there.
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:42 am
  • Mentally, Bennett has never really been around all year. Once Rodgers got hurt, he started discussing retirement, missing practices and coming up with injuries that seemed to be a little curious. He signed a 3 year contract and less than 10 months in, he is retiring?

    He was good in the run game for blocking but he didn't seem happy in that role, yet when we threw him the ball, he dropped the passes. Half hearted route running, taking plays off, etc, etc, etc.

    Bennett might find another team, but he was definitely never really a Packer. What a huge disappointment, considering we let Cook escape to Oakland.

    If Seattle wants a guy who can run block and they can turn his attitude around, he might be a good addition to your offense. Is he worth the risk though? I say no.

    Also, Green Bay management is going after him to recover a portion of the money we paid him. Mostly, signing bonus. The Front Office is pretty angry over this.
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:24 am
  • Perhaps he wants to pull a "Lynch." Retire for a bit, unretire and hire on with a new team.

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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:27 am
  • sutz wrote:Perhaps he wants to pull a "Lynch." Retire for a bit, unretire and hire on with a new team.

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    No need now, unless he gets claimed by a team he doesn't want to play for. Will be interesting to see what happens if he gets claimed.
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:16 pm
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:20 pm
  • KitsapGuy wrote:


    Makes sense
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:25 pm
  • Claimed off waivers by Patriots


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Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:30 pm
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:00 pm
  • kidhawk wrote:
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    Makes sense


    If he passes his physical, he might play this Sunday vs. the Broncos. :D

    Unbelievable.
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:10 pm
  • Belichick out there playing 4D chess. Got Martellus back for pennies. His injury might magically heal.
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:17 pm
  • Seahawks may have been interested but they don't have the money to sign him so now he's a Patriot.
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:15 pm
  • hawkfan68 wrote:Seahawks may have been interested but they don't have the money to sign him so now he's a Patriot.


    We actually have the room if we had the need. He only counts about 400k against the cap this year. He can be cut at the end of the year with no cap implications. I think they are satisfied with the combination we have now. It's a great story to have the brothers playing together, but it's probably not the best thing for the team
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:47 pm
  • Unless his shoulder is pretty bad, I don't get why he lasted long enough to go to to the Pats. Isn't he a better blocker/reciever than Willson and Vannett? He'd be our best blocking TE and one of the best run blocking TE's in the league?
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:55 pm
  • Passing medical and being deemed fine by Patriots staff would help him in litigation against the Packers.

    Without a doubt the Packers will try to get their signing bonus remaining back and it will be interesting how an arbitrator / court would deem the fact that he comes back and is productive (assuming he is)

    At the end of the day by the letter of the law it should only matter if he had the shoulder injury prior to signing or not but performance may sway things anyways
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:42 pm
  • Bennett is full of crap. Mike Kuhn, Jordy Nelson, and LeRoy Butler are all saying the exact opposite about the Packers doc. He's probably playing it up because he's ring-chasing and knows Green Bay isn't going anywhere this year, so why not go back to the team that won him a ring before?

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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:39 am
  • Nooooooooooooo . . . why not roll the dice for $400k? Come on, Schneids. :roll:
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Re: Martellus Bennett is cut
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:16 pm
  • adeltaY wrote:Belichick out there playing 4D chess. Got Martellus back for pennies. His injury might magically heal.

    Stupidity is a difficult injury to heal but I imagine Belichick finds a way to get something out of the oaf.
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