by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/22/2013) The Chicago Sun-Times reports that new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is making a good impression early on. Hes a student, Bears tight end coach Andy Bischoff said. Hes writing everything down. Hes asking questions. He wants to be coached. Really, in every possible way, hes been a joy." Bennett signed a four-year deal to be the versatile, pass-catching threat the Bears didnt have at tight end the last two seasons. Hes often involved in suggestions and mentorship in the right way," Bischoff said. Hes not overstepping the guidelines of a coach, but really just reinforcing the player. Hes been a leader. He wants to be the leader of that group. Hes been doing it quietly. The personality comes out in non-football-related deals. Hes been wonderful."
Bennett to 'create stress'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/13/2013) When the Bears introduced their assistant coaches, tight ends coach Andy Bischoff made it a point to describe what he wanted out of his starter -- a do-it-all guy who is a receiver first. "We need a tight end that can threaten the defense. We need a tight end that can create stress in the middle of the field or wherever we place him because we're going to line him up next to the tackle," Bischoff said per ESPN. "We're going to line him up outside the numbers. We're going to line up in the backfield, and we're going to expect the defense to figure it out. So we need a receiver who can catch the ball, and we need a receiver who can block enough to be lined up in the backfield if we put him there. The days of the tight end that blocked and ran flat routes in this league are coming to an end. The guys that just run 3-yard flat routes, that's not going to do anything for you."
Bennett signs four-year deal with Bears
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/12/2013) The Bears have confirmed the signing of tight end Martellus Bennett to a four-year deal. Bennett said as much on Twitter when free agency kicked off. Bennett set career-highs with 55 receptions for 626 yards and five touchdowns last year when given a chance to play on a regular basis.
Giants hoping to keep Bennett
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/9/2013) The New York Daily News reports Saturday that the Giants are making a late an possibly last push to sign free agent tight end Martellus Bennett. I am and will continue communicating with the Giants, Bennetts agent, Kennard McGuire said in an email. Martellus is still in New York, and we are taking it one day at a time.
Report: Giants chasing Bennett
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/8/2013) The New York Daily News writes that the Giants are attempting to re-sign tight end Martellus Bennett before free agency kicks off. Bennett said recently he wasn't "feeling the love" from the Giants.
Bennett: No 'love' from Giants
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/27/2013)Martellus Bennett posted on Twitter that he wasn't "feeling the love" from the Giants as it pertained to him re-signing with the team this spring. Bennett set career-highs with 55 receptions for 626 yards and five touchdowns last year. "They have other priorities that come before little ole me," he wrote in a series to Tweets. "Im just a small piece of what theyre trying to do there. Ive come to the conclusion that we are just temporary investments to the owners. Value money and growth over players. Just like any business. Employees arent as valuable as we use to be. Everyone needs a job. Lol."
Bucs, Giants both after Bennett?
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/8/2013) The Tampa Tribune speculates the Buccaneers could attempt to sign free agent tight end Martellus Bennett this offseason. The idea would be for him to not only start at tight end but also create a package deal for him and his brother, defensive end Michael Bennett, to play together in Tampa Bay. On the same day, ESPN reported the Giants should have interest in re-signing Bennett. The big guy set career-highs with 55 receptions for 626 yards and five touchdowns last year.