The New England Patriots just traded away one of their best defensive players in Chandler Jones earlier this week. Now they’ve acquired another big target for Tom Brady.
The Pats acquired Chicago TE Martellus Bennett and a sixth-round pick in exchange for a fourth-round pick. Bennett is the kind of tight end that could resuscitate the dynamic two tight end passing force that Rob Gronkowski was with Aaron Hernandez before the latter was jailed on murder charges.
Bennett has rubbed coaches and teammates the wrong way in the past, including Chicago where the Bears eventually had Zach Miller take over Bennett’s role in the offense. But the talented tight end is just two years removed from his career best 90-catch season with 916 receiving yards and six touchdowns. At just 29-years old, Bennett is still a viable weapon.
Bennett and Chris Hogan are two of the most recent additions to New England’s passing attack after they parted ways with Brandon LaFell and Scott Chandler.
Tags: AFC East, Martellus Bennett
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