|Week 17 (DET) - Average||5.0||49.5||0.5||0||0||0||7|
|Week 17 (DET) - Dave Richard||6||70||0||0||0||0||7|
|Week 17 (DET) - Jamey Eisenberg||4||29||1||0||0||0||8|
|2014 Season - Average||60.5||722.5||5.0||0||0||0||94|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||60||702||5||0||0||0||90|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||61||743||5||0||0||0||96|
|Current Player Ranking: 6|
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John Fox: Bears don't expect to trade Martellus Bennett during draft
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett skipped a voluntary minicamp earlier this week, leading to reports that the team had placed him on the trading block.
Coach John Fox said that he expected Bennett to still be on the Bears' roster when the draft ended on Saturday, per ChicagoFootball.com.
Despite that vote of confidence, Fox made it clear he wasn't happy with Bennett's decision to sit out the camp.
"You know, again, I've talked to him, I know where he is, and like I said yesterday, with anyone who isn't here, I'd prefer they be here, but he's part of our football team and we'll leave it at that," Fox said.
When asked if he considered Bennett a part of Chicago's long-term plans, Fox said, "That's a tough question to answer on anybody. I don't know yet. We're just evaulating practice ... and this is our first opportunity this week."
Report: Bears fielding trade offers for TE Martellus Bennett
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(4/29/15) According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears are fielding trade offers for tight end Martellus Bennett, who has not participated in any team activities this spring in the hopes of getting a new contract.
Bennett has no guaranteed money left on the contract he signed with Chicago in 2013 and after a campaign in which he had career-highs in catches (90), yards (916) and touchdowns (5), he is in search of a new deal.
Bears' Bennett: Trestman will be 'excellent coordinator' for Ravens
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/30/15) Marc Trestman lasted only two seasons as the Bears coach before losing his job. Bears tight end Martellus Bennett said on NFL Network on Friday that Trestman's demise in Chicago was plagued by his inability to control a locker room full of personalities.
"Trestman, I think, first off, the issue that he had, probably, was managing us all, all the different personalities," Bennett said. "There's a lot of big personalities (in the locker room). And I think, for a first-time head coach in the NFL, dealing with all the personalities that you have, I think that's hard when you got guys like me, you know, (Brandon) Marshall ... Lance Briggs on defense, (Charles) Tillman.
"There's so many guys with such outgoing personalities that managing those guys and bringing them all together is what a leader needs to do, you know? And that's one of the toughest things."
Although Trestman was fired in late December, he wasn't out of work for long, landing the job as the Ravens offensive coordinator after Gary Kubiak left to become the Broncos coach. Bennett believes Trestman will have success in his new role.
"Calling plays, he was excellent," Bennett said. "I think he's going to be an excellent coordinator for the Ravens. Strategically, he was great. But on the field, guys just weren't executing.
"A lot of it comes back to the player preparation. If you're not preparing to a high level, then the coaches can only do so much; the game's not played on paper, it's played on grass. On paper, we look great. On grass, we looked bad."
Bears' Bennett replaces Super Bowl-bound Gronk in Pro Bowl
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/19/15) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was added to the Pro Bowl roster Monday, taking the place of tight end Rob Gronkowski, who will be unable to participate as the Patriots are preparing for the Super Bowl.
Bennett had the best season of his career in 2014. He totaled 90 catches for 916 yards and five touchdowns -- all career highs -- in 16 games.
Bears TE Bennett does heavy lifting; WR Jeffery held in check
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/28/14) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett did most of the heavy lifting in the aerial attack, while wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was held in check in Sunday's season finale against Minnesota.
Bennett led the way with eight catches for 59 yards on 11 targets. He finishes the season with 90 catches for 916 yards and six scores. Jeffery caught only two of five passes thrown in his direction for 34 yards in a 13-9 defeat. He turned 145 targets into 85 catches for 1,133 yards and a career-best 10 touchdowns.
|Martellus Bennett did it again last season, starting red hot and then fading as soon as the calendar turned to October. It's uncanny! Getting granular, Bennett has averaged 5.4 catches, 58.9 yards and 0.83 touchdowns per game in his last 12 games in September while averaging 4.2 catches, 44.3 yards and 0.17 touchdowns per game in his last 36 games that weren't in September. We can't explain it, we can only tell you that Bennett's track record suggests a red-hot start followed by a painful finish. If there's a caveat, it's that Bennett might act as the de facto No. 2 receiver in Chicago with Brandon Marshall no longer there. It does open the door for him to attract more than the 128 targets he had last year (second-most among all tight ends). Bank on Bennett being the fifth or sixth tight end taken on Draft Day, probably shortly after Greg Olsen gets taken in Round 7 or so.
(Updated 4/21/15) |