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Tight end Martellus Bennett signs with the Green Bay Packers

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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Martellus Bennett #88 of the New England Patriots celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers announced on Friday, March 10th the signing of tight end Martellus Bennett.

Bennett himself seemed to confirm the report from his Instagram account.

@packers happy birthday me. Lol

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According to Packers.com, Bennett has played in 135 games with 100 starts during his nine NFL seasons and has posted 403 receptions for 4,287 yards (10.6 avg.) and 30 TDs. He played for the New England Patriots in 2016 after three seasons with the Chicago Bears (2013-15). Bennett entered the NFL with Dallas as a second-round pick out of Texas A&M (No. 61 overall) in 2008, playing his first four seasons with the Cowboys (2008-11). He also spent one season with the N.Y. Giants (2012).

Coincidentally, Aaron Rodgers himself tweeted within minutes of the news of Bennett's signing.