Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Jordy Nelson Defends Packers Medical Staff After Martellus Bennett's Comments

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Kristopher Love | 13 November, 2017, 15:38

Bennett insists that his departure from the Green Bay Packers wasn't about the franchise but was due to his shoulder issue. "(Expletive) it, let's go ball, '" he said.

"It wasn't where I was, it was just about the injury", Bennett said.

"It wasn't where I was, it was just about the injury", Bennett said.

He even told his agent to advise teams that he was planning on surgery, so it would be unwise to place a waiver claim on him.

Nelson's post comes after Bennett-whom the Packers waived for failing to disclose a medical condition, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN-said Green Bay chose to part ways with him only after he made a decision to undergo surgery on his shoulder (which he hasn't yet).

Martellus Bennett is a Patriot once again, meaning his unique personality will grace the New England locker room.

Belichick declined to say if the Patriots had any concerns about his shoulder, other than saying he was listed on the team's injury report.

"He's just an all-around good football player".

As for criticism he has received from Green Bay, Bennett said, "I got criticism from all of my former organizations, so, I mean, f-- it at this point". He passed his physical, practiced with the Patriots on Friday morning, flew with the team to Denver that afternoon, and caught three passes in Sunday's 41-16 win over the Broncos.

"He worked really hard", said Belichick about Bennett rejoining the team midweek. Four plays later, he was on the receiving end of a 5-yard pass. Bennett entered the medical tent on the sideline after the play and didn't return to action until the second half. He's happy to hand the job back to Bennett, and is even open to hearing the Harry Potter soundtrack blaring after practice. "Hopefully we can keep building on it".

Tight end Martellus Bennett is back, and he is ready to play through some serious pain. Most of his yardage came on a 27-yard catch-and-run during the first quarter.