Martellus Bennett claimed by New England Patriots on waivers

Martellus Bennett's short stay in Green Bay is over

Martellus Bennett Claimed on Waivers by Patriots After Being Released by Packers

The tight end accused Green Bay officials of failing to handle his shoulder injury appropriately and suggested their decision to claim he failed to disclose an injury before cutting him was an attempt to avoid paying him additional money.

Newly acquired New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett has been playing with a torn rotator cuff, according to multiple reports Friday.

The 30-year-old Bennett was present at Patriots practice Friday after he rejoined the team with which he won a Super Bowl ring last season.

Former Green Bay Packer TE Martellus Bennett has some choice words for his former team and their medical staff. It is also worth noting that all three players were withheld from practice throughout the week. They even gave me an xray as well.

The Packers waived him because of that injury on Wednesday. So they tried to (expletive) me before they thought I would (expletive) them.

The first public hint of a shoulder injury came after Bennett returned from the bye week. In his seven games for the green and gold, he had 24 catches for 233 yards. I advised him to get the second opinions. The last medical conversation I was involved with in regards to Marty, they were talking about scheduling surgery.

Asked if he didn't believe Bennett was "on the boat", Richard Rodgers said, "I really can't answer that".

The Packers did not have any comment after Bennett's post, but earlier on Friday coach Mike McCarthy addressed the situation.

Rodgers caught 58 passes in 2015 before ceding time last season to then-starter Jared Cook.

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