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Inexperienced Bay Packers tight finish Martellus Bennett posted a message on Instagram suggesting he will retire from the NFL following the 2017 season.
Grasp Tesfatsion of the Washington Put up handed alongside feedback the 30-year-old Texas A&M product made Saturday.
“After conversations with my household I am fairly positive these subsequent eight video games would be the conclusion of my NFL profession,” Bennett wrote. “To everybody who has poured themselves and time into my life and profession. These subsequent video games are for you. Thanks.”
The Dallas Cowboys chosen the San Diego County, Texas, native within the second spherical of the 2008 draft. He is additionally performed for the New York Giants, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots throughout a professional profession that is reached a decade in size this 12 months with the Packers.
Bennett earned a Professional Bowl choice whereas with the Bears in 2014 and received his first Tremendous Bowl title when the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in February.
In all, he is tallied 427 catches for four,520 yards and 30 touchdowns throughout 142 regular-season video games. He is added 14 grabs for 125 yards in 5 playoff appearances.
Alongside along with his on-field contributions, Bennett and his older brother, Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, have turn out to be identified for his or her outspoken strategy.
In September, after United States President Donald Trump prompt NFL house owners ought to fireplace gamers who do not stand for the nationwide anthem, Martellus posted a pointed reply on social media.
“I am comfortable with being fired for what I consider in,” he wrote.
Bennett and the Packers are on bye in Week eight. They’re going to return to motion Nov. 6 for a house recreation towards the NFC North rival Detroit Lions at Lambeau Subject.