Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Martellus Bennett driven by 'vengeance' after falling out with Packers

Martellus Bennett driven by 'vengeance' after falling out with Packers

"He's a great teammate and he's going to help us out a lot, as he did last year", said receiver Danny Amendola, who has known Bennett for 10 years since they both broke into the league together with the Dallas Cowboys.

According to Robert Klemko of The MMQB, Bennett said, "It's not about could you play, it's should you play".

"You get that vengeance in your heart and you say, '(expletive) it, ' and go ball", Bennett said.

Bennett was released from the Packers Wednesday after he failed "to disclose a physical condition".

Bennett insists that his departure from the Green Bay Packers wasn't about the franchise but was due to his shoulder issue.

Martellus Bennett could be making his season debut with the Patriots Sunday night. Green Bay could decide to file a grievance claiming Bennett forced his way back to the Patriots, but Bennett said Belichick called him after the Patriots claimed him, which would be different than calling him before. Patriots coach Bill Belichick did it anyway.

If anything, and this seems more like semantics than it does anything rooted in facts, the Packers claiming him healthy when signing him does them zero favors. The Packers opted to cut him, and he went on a long social media rant saying they knew about the injury and wanted him to play through it, but he valued his health and picked surgery.

"I think he knows how to talk to me too", Bennett said, "so I'm like, 'All right, I'll go out there.' Next thing you know I'm back on the plane five hours to Denver".

Bennett played every game for the Patriots in 2016 through a considerable amount of pain.

On Sunday night, Bennett took the field for the first time with 5:18 remaining in the first quarter, and on his first play, he caught a short pass from Brady and ran for a 27-yard gain. "At this point, it's nothing else anyone can say to me in my career that could make me feel any way toward myself". "Hopefully we can keep building on it".

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