The skill of Patriots tight finish Martellus Bennett to play with a torn rotator cuff doesn’t imply that the Packers gained’t have the flexibility to get well bonus cash from Bennett.
As a supply with direct expertise dealing with grievances of this nature defined it to PFT, the query isn’t whether or not the participant can play with the harm however whether or not he had an harm that he didn’t disclose when he signed together with his workforce.
It doesn’t take a lot to violate that normal, if a workforce needs to play hardball. If a gamers fails to checklist a given physique half as beforehand injured and if the medical information from his different NFL stops say in any other case, the workforce has a case for recovering bonus cash.
Ultimately, Bennett could have solely himself guilty, if he in the end is required to give up tens of millions to the Packers. It’s fairly doable that he misplaced curiosity in taking part in for the Packers after quarterback Aaron Rodgers was injured. And it’s fairly doable that Bennett, when he wasn’t traded earlier than the deadline, determined to badert he couldn’t play resulting from an injured shoulder. And it’s fairly doable that, via the method of making an attempt to speak his approach out of Green Bay, he stated sufficient to present the Packers ammunition to argue that he knew he had a torn rotator cuff however didn’t disclose it.
With a $6.three million signing bonus on a three-year deal and 7 of 48 video games performed, Bennett could possibly be requested to return almost $5.four million. And if the Packers can show that Bennett had a torn rotator cuff and failed to say it earlier than he signed, the Packers have an excellent probability to win.
Which frankly could possibly be one of many few remaining wins they’ll have popping out of the 2017 season.