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Bennett's tenure with Packers ends in weird fashion

Bennett's tenure with Packers ends in weird fashion

Martellus Bennett's brief stint with the Green Bay Packers is at a premature end. Bennett was released with a "Failure to Disclose Physical Condition" designation, which is surely connected to his aforementioned shoulder injury. The Packers had signed Bennett to a three-year, $21 million deal in March.

With a Chicago-based family and a passion for art and creativity, the 30-year-old Bennett was asked during training camp if he had considered retiring after winning a Super Bowl with New England last season.

Bennett's time in Green Bay came to an end Wednesday, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Unfortunately for the franchise, things didn't work out that way with Bennett's future in the National Football League uncertain, to say the least following his release.

Coincidence or not, that loss to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium - Bennett, ironically, was Rodgers' intended receiver on the fateful play and dropped the pass - was the last game Bennett would play for the Packers.

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Asked directly after Monday night's game whether Bennett's shoulder injury happened during that October 31 post-bye practice or before that, McCarthy cryptically answered, "Just everything as far as the medical information being gathered was post-practice Tuesday".

He had just 24 catches for 233 yards and no touchdowns in this his first season for Green Bay. They gave him a $6.3 million signing bonus.

The Packers will look to veterans Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers to serve as the top tight ends in their offense moving forward.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Packers could argue that, given the undisclosed pre-existing injury, Bennett's entire contract is void, which could allow the team to get back some or all of the $8 million they've already paid Bennett. "If Marty's not, the other guys are ready to go".