Martellus Bennett expected to make Patriots debut Sunday, report says


"When Bill [Belichick] called, I was like, 'No f-king way, '" Bennett said. "I wasn't catching it", Allen said. It was like one of those things I felt I should get fixed.

It's a quick turnaround for Bennett, who was waived Wednesday by the Packers, claimed Thursday by the Patriots and then practiced Friday before flying out with the team.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four passes on seven targets for 74 yards while Bennett had three catches on three targets for 38 yards. Bennett was picked up by the Patriots, with whom he won a Super Bowl last season, and then made some serious allegations about Green Bay's team doctor. "Then [expletive] it. Let's go ball'".

His immediate future is still up in the air, but if he does play with New England, he will look to find his form from past year when he tallied a career-high seven touchdown catches with the Patriots.

The Green Bay Packers believe they have a legitimate case for re-claiming a big chunk of Martellus Bennett's signing bonus.

Bennett was ready to throw in the towel on his 2017 season due to a torn rotator cuff, but a change of scenery has returned him to Bill Belichick's lineup.

The oft-outspoken veteran didn't hold back, taking the team to task for trying to steer him away from getting surgery on his injured shoulder.

Bennett said quarterback Tom Brady reached out to him and relayed that he was intrigued about Bennett possibly returning to the Patriots, but Bennett wasn't sure what to do.

"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".

He even suited up for the Patriots in Sunday's 41-16 victory over the Denver Broncos.

"I don't know", he said Sunday night, when asked about his future.

Meanwhile, as Brady welcomed back Bennett, he connected with tight end Dwayne Allen for a touchdown for the first time as he inches closer to the National Football League record for scoring pass targets.