Martellus Bennett refutes Packers’ reason for release, says team knew about shoulder injury

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Martellus Bennett disputes that the Green Bay Packers should have released him with the “failure to disclose a physical condition” designation.

The veteran tight end was cut on Wednesday and claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots on Thursday.

Bennett signed a three-year, $21 million contract that included a $6.3 million signing bonus in free agency. He played in just seven games for the Packers.

Source: Bennett has torn rotator cuff, labrum

Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, formerly of the Packers, has been playing with a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum.

Bennett used his Instagram Story — the same avenue he used to post during the bye week that he was “pretty sure” he would retire after this season — to tell his side of the story.

“The packers examined my shoulder on my visit March 10 and cleared it,” he wrote. “They even gave me an xray as well. It got worse during the season, specifically against the Cowboys so I asked to

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21366318/martellus-bennett-disputes-green-bay-packers-released-him

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