Martellus Bennett blasts Packers after first practice with Patriots


Bennett, who reportedly is dealing with a torn rotator cuff, practiced in a limited capacity Friday.

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.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL, Bennett passed his physical with the Patriots and participated at Friday's practice in New England.

During the Packers' bye week he indicated on an Instagram post that he would likely retire after this season.

The Packers released Bennett on Wednesday with the designation of failing to disclose a medical condition.

Coach Mike McCarthy leaned heavily on Bennett, who played on 83 percent of snaps. He also said he gave the Packers weekly reports in which he alerted them to concerns about his shoulder. So they tried to (expletive) me before they thought I would (expletive) them. I advised him to get the second opinions. While he is fourth on the team with 24 receptions for 233 yards, his biggest contributions came in the run game.

ESPN reporter and Cover 2 panelist Rob Demovsky reports that Bennett dropped 11.1 percent of his targets this season.

"The last medical conversation I was involved with in regards to Marty was talking about scheduling surgery", McCarthy said Friday.

During the bye week I got off anti inflammatories to clean my system and could really feel the pain.

Said tight end Richard Rodgers: "I think we know where we're trying to go".

Rodgers caught 58 passes in 2015 before ceding time last season to then-starter Jared Cook.



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