NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were “insensitive and completely missed the mark” when he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the...
HOUSTON (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett has surrendered to authorities in Houston on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.
Bennett made a brief court appearance Monday where the judge set his bond at $10,000 on a felony count of injury to the elderly. He was expected to post bail and be released.
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, who is accused of injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.
The Harris County district attorney's office said a grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Bennett, acquired earlier this month by the Philadelphia Eagles, on a felony count of injury to the elderly.
GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Morgan Burnett; LB Ahmad Brooks; CBs Davon House and Demetri Goodson; G Jahri Evans; LS Brett Goode; DL Quinton Dial; TE Richard Rodgers; OL Ulrick John; WR Jeff Janis.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Joe Thomas; P Jake Schum.
BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots released tight end Martellus Bennett on Wednesday.
Bennett was due a $2 million roster bonus next week. His release will save New England about $6 million in salary cap space.
Bennett joined New England in November of last season after being released by Green Bay for "failing to disclose a physical condition."
BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have placed tight end Martellus Bennett and special teamer Nate Ebner on injured reserve.
New England made the moves Monday. For Bennett it comes less than a month after the Patriots picked him up off waivers following his release from the Green Bay Packers. Ebner injured his knee on a fake punt run in the first quarter of the Patriots' win over Miami on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — Martellus Bennett didn't think he'd play football again this season after his unexpected and contentious exit from the Green Bay Packers last week.
The way he tells it, he was contemplating taking a desk job or maybe even doing something with Netflix in the hours after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for what they said was "failing to disclose a physical condition."
DENVER (AP) — Newly acquired tight end Martellus Bennett is active for the New England Patriots' game at Denver on Sunday night despite a shoulder injury that led to his release from Green Bay.
The Patriots claimed Bennett on Thursday after he was waived by the Packers. The team cited a "failure to disclose a physical condition" as the reason for the move. Bennett disputed that notion.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Martellus Bennett is disputing the reason that the Green Bay Packers cited in releasing the tight end this week.
The New England Patriots claimed Bennett on Thursday, a day after he was waived by the Packers. The team cited a "failure to disclose a physical condition" as the reason for the move.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Another week, another change of direction for the Green Bay Packers.
And another change of teams for tight end Martellus Bennett.
The Packers, already dealing with quarterback Aaron Rodgers' absence because of a broken collarbone, will have to make further adjustments after waiving Bennett on Wednesday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for "failing to disclose a physical condition."
He didn't play in the Packers' 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions after being listed as doubtful for the game.
The 30-year-old then sat out practice Wednesday and was listed as having a shoulder injury as Green Bay began preparations for its game Sunday at Chicago.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have waived Martellus Bennett, bringing the tight end's short tenure at Lambeau Field to a surprising end.
General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Wednesday after practice.
The Packers cited a "failure to disclose a physical condition" for making the move. Bennett practiced on Tuesday after the bye last week before going on the injury report with a shoulder injury.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers left guard Lane Taylor is active for the Monday night game against Detroit, allowing the Packers to play their entire starting offensive line for just the second time this season.
Taylor is back after missing a game with an ankle injury.
Cornerbacks Damarious Randall (hamstring/illness) and Kevin King (back) are also active for the Packers against the Lions' potent passing game. They were each listed as questionable.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marshawn Lynch's return to the NFL came with a price.
The Oakland Raiders running back was fined $12,154 by the league for flipping the middle finger on both hands last Sunday in the fourth quarter of the team's 26-16 victory at Tennessee. Lynch, who was retired last season, ran for 76 yards on 18 carries and caught a 16-yard pass.
NEW YORK (AP) — Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett plans to give his older brother, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, a hug when he sees him this weekend.
Recent events off the field make their teams' juicy NFL season-opener on Sunday seem trivial by comparison.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers tight end Martellus Bennett plans to give his older brother, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, a hug when he sees him this weekend.
Recent events off the field make the high-profile season opener Sunday between Green Bay and Seattle seem trivial by comparison.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — So many new veterans for the Green Bay Packers.
At their core, the Packers still build through the draft. But general manager Ted Thompson has been more active than usual this year in signing veteran free agents.
"Well, I think you have to realize that any time you acquire a player, whether it's through the draft, free agency, regardless of the time of year, it's a process. It's a process that's always going on," coach Mike McCarthy said before practice Wednesday.
GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-7)
New faces: TE Martellus Bennett, TE Lance Kendricks, RG Jahri Evans, OLB Ahmad Brooks, DL Ricky Jean-Francois, CB Davon House, rookie DBs Kevin King and Josh Jones, rookie RBs Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones.
Key losses: RB Eddie Lacy, TE Jared Cook, RG T.J. Lang, OL JC Tretter, LB Julius Peppers, S Micah Hyde.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (17-2)
New faces: CB Stephon Gilmore, WR Brandin Cooks, RB Mike Gillislee, TE Dwayne Allen.
Key losses: TE Martellus Bennett, RB LeGarrette Blount, DE Jabaal Sheard, CB Logan Ryan, DE Chris Long.
When players join new teams, fantasy owners need to generally proceed with caution. There's no guarantee a player will put up the same numbers with a new team as they did with the old one.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Call Martellus Bennett the "quarterback whisperer."
The Green Bay Packers' tight end is with his third team in as many seasons, which means another training camp of building rapport with a new quarterback. He's proven to be productive at every stop.
Bennett is confident he'll do just fine connecting with Aaron Rodgers, even if the veterans might get limited reps together in preseason games.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Martellus Bennett finished dressing at his locker and turned around to face the media, wearing a foam cheesehead atop his head.
Just one practice into his first training camp with the Green Bay Packers, and the pass-catching tight end is already turning into a dynamic personality in the locker room.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Martellus Bennett, one of the five veteran free agents the Green Bay Packers this year, has a plan for getting to know his new teammates as the players develop chemistry for the coming season.
The Packers are the fifth stop for the tight end in his NFL career, having won the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots last season.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When it comes to the NBA, Martellus Bennett's loyalty lies with the San Antonio Spurs.
As for his day job, the tight end is just getting used to his new team, the Green Bay Packers.
The acclimation process shouldn't be difficult.
Bennett, who signed with the Packers as a free agent, makes it a point to make small talk with his new teammates. He exchanges text messages, including emojis, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Following the Packers' drubbing at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons in last season's NFC Championship, quarterback Aaron Rodgers said the team needed to "reload" and "make sure" it went "all-in every year to win."
The Packers' revamped roster convened for the first time Tuesday for the start of the offseason program.
"It's Day 1," Rodgers said. "We're going to wait and see how everybody looks moving forward, but I like the pieces we've put in."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed Alan Branch, securing one of the key pieces of their defensive line.
New England made the announcement Monday. In addition, the team also signed restricted free agent offensive lineman Cameron Fleming to a deal.
Branch started 15 regular-season games and all three playoff games last season, totaling two sacks and 27 tackles.