Martellus Bennett | TE | Chicago Bears
Posted: 8/10/2014 4:14pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett has been reinstated following a suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. He is expected to participate in the team's afternoon practice Sunday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: As expected, Bennett was idled for a game after going a little overboard in a training-camp scuffle last week. In his stead, backup Zach Miller impressed with 6 catches for 68 yards and 2 TDs in Friday's win over Philly, hopefully adding to the lesson for Bennett.
Posted: 8/8/2014 8:31pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett was inactive for the preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles Friday, Aug. 8. He is suspended indefinitely and was fined an unspecified amount, and he has not been with the team since Monday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: There has been no timetable set for Bennett's return. Zach Miller will handle a majority of the first-team reps while Bennett is out.
Posted: 8/5/2014 2:16pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett was suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team and fined an undisclosed amount after he threw rookie CB Kyle Fuller to the ground in practice Monday, Aug. 4. Bears head coach Marc Trestman ended practice 10 minutes early after the altercation.
Huddle Up: It was a rough-and-tumble Monday in Bears' camp with this incident and the broken collarbone suffered by WR Marquess Wilson. Bennett's suspension likely will run through the first preseason game and end shortly after, so there's no real fantasy concern at this point.
Posted: 8/4/2014 8:29pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett and CB Kyle Fuller were involved in a heated physical altercation during a red zone drill in practice Monday, Aug. 4. Fuller tried to strip the football from Bennett and instead hooked the front of Bennett's shoulder pads which caused Bennett to fall to the ground. Bennett then leaped to his feet and proceeded to slam the rookie to the ground. He then grabbed Fuller by his facemask and launched into an expletive-laced tirade before they were separated. "I come to training camp for one reason and that's to prepare to win a championship," Bennett said later at lunch. "I play hard and go hard every single day. I'm probably one of the most violent people on the field. That's just my style of play. I'm going to continue to play the same way I always play. That's what I'm here for."
Huddle Up: Look for the first-round pick to steer clear of the veteran TE, who ranked 10th last season among all fantasy TEs with 106 points.
Posted: 11/14/2013 7:54pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 14.
Huddle Up: Not the best of news as Bennett's status is trending in the wrong direction after practicing Wednesday. On top of that, Bennett only has 9 catches for 72 yards and 1 TD over his past 3 games. so see what the TE can do Friday and go from there.
Posted: 10/9/2013 1:32pm et
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said TE Martellus Bennett (knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 6.
Huddle Up: The good news is that this is a Thursday night game, so you can get him out of your lineup and find a replacement if you need one if he sits.
Posted: 10/8/2013 7:15pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (knee) would have been limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 8. The team took part in a walk through.
Huddle Up: We haven't heard Bennett is in any danger of missing Thursday night's game, but keep a close eye on the situation as he did miss Monday's full practice entirely.
Posted: 10/3/2013 8:09pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: Bennett, who leads the Bears with 3 TD catches, took a solid step forward after being limited Wednesday.
Posted: 9/16/2013 3:28pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is expected to play Week 3 despite suffering a bruised shoulder in the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: He played well through the injury, so this isn't too surprising.
Posted: 9/15/2013 5:27pm et
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) left the locker room with ice on his right shoulder following the Week 2 game. He said it might be an issue this week.
Huddle Up: He played well after he was injured, catching the game-winning touchdown to boot. Monitor his situation this week, though. Danny Amendola played through his injury and now could be out for a while.