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Newly acquired New England Patriots tight finish Martellus Bennett has been enjoying with a torn rotator cuff, in response to experiences by NFL Network and ESPN.
Bennett was reduce by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday after he did not disclose a bodily situation and picked up by the Pats on Thursday off waivers. NFL Networkreported that it is unclear whether or not the harm occurred after he had signed a three-year cope with the Packers or occurred earlier than coaching camp.
“I’m not going to get into the Patriots claiming Marty — I’ll just reiterate what I said yesterday: I just know what the facts are and how the timeline came about,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy mentioned throughout a Friday morning press convention.
“I talked to him Tuesday after apply, and he had a shoulder concern harm. I suggested him to get the second opinions. He did that, and he went to quite a few them. The final medical dialog I used to be concerned with with regard to Marty, they have been speaking about scheduling surgical procedure.
“After that, then you’ve gotten the termination after which the declare. I actually haven’t any feedback on that. I’ve answered the query for the final time, respectfully.”
Bennett, sidelined with the shoulder harm for the reason that Packers’ bye week in late October, was slated for a bodily Friday with the Pats. According to Boston media experiences, Bennett was at apply on Friday.
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Bennett performed for the Patriots in 2016, recording 55 catches for 701 yards and 7 touchdowns whereas serving to the group win a Super Bowl.
Bennett had beforehand said over social media that he was “fairly positive” he would retire after the 2018 season.
Contributing: USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes
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