Patriots claim TE Martellus Bennett off waivers

Patriots claim TE Martellus Bennett off waivers

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers Thursday. Although he played loud music, and sometimes unusual music, his teammates seemed to enjoy the eccentric tight end from Texas.

The 30-year-old had 55 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in his lone season as a Patriots before leaving for Green Bay in free agency. During that same span, Bennett produced just 24 receptions on 38 targets en route to 233 yards and zero touchdowns while his time in Green Bay was marred by both struggles on the field and injuries. That team released him Wednesday in a surprise move.

The medical condition reportedly cited by the Packers was a shoulder injury that kept Bennett out of Monday night's loss to the Lions.

The Patriots face the Denver Broncos on Sunday. In addition to Allen's lack of production, uncertainty surrounds Chris Hogan as he remained in a sling late in the week.

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It should come as no surprise that New England ceased the opportunity of a Bennett reunion. The man who replaced him in New England this season Dwayne Allen has yet to catch a single pass.

For now, Bennett looks like a TE2 who will offer some upside as an established red-zone weapon as the Patriots continue their push for the AFC's No. 1 seed. This season the Pats are tied for 20th in the National Football League in converting their opportunities in the red zone.

This isn't the first time the Patriots have picked up one of their former players midway through the season.

Blount played for the Patriots in 2013, then signed with the Steelers for 2014.

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