Green Bay Packers release tight end Martellus Bennett

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Martellus Bennett #80 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field after being defeated by the Atlanta Falcons 34-23 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

GREEN BAY — 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 was added to the injury report after the bye last week with a shoulder injury. He did not play in the 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions.

Bennett also posted on Instagram during the bye week a message that indicated he was thinking about retirement.

When you're too busy to respond…. #martyland

A post shared by Martellus Bennett (@martellusb) on

Messages left for his agent were not immediately returned.

Bennett signed with the Packers as an unrestricted free agent last offseason and started seven games. He had 24 catches for 233 yards.

GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 28: Adrian Amos #38 of the Chicago Bears tackles Martellus Bennett #80 of the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter at Lambeau Field on September 28, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)