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ESPN: Ex-Packer Martellus Bennett heads back to New England Patriots

Posted at 3:37 PM, Nov 09, 2017

One day after the Green Bay Packers cut him, the New England Patriots picked up tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter. 

Bennett played with New England last season, winning the Super Bowl over the Atlanta Falcons in a historic comeback. 

The Packers cut Bennett Wednesday after he failed to properly disclose an injury. 

Before he was cut, Bennett did not play in the Packer's 30-17 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football this week and was not expected to start against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. 

Bennett was listed as having not practiced on his last day with the team on Wednesday.

The tight end signed with the Packers this past offseason as a free agent to a three-year, $21 million contract with a $6.3 million signing bonus. In his seven games for the green and gold, he had 24 catches for 233 yards. 

Earlier this season, Bennett suggested he was considering retirement after the 2017 season.