Green Bay Packers release tight end Martellus Bennett
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.
#mycausemycleats my cause… Creativity. Imagination. Play. Innovation. Design Thinking. Creators. As I get ready to launch my foundation The Uncle SmARTy Foundation and we start raising money to build the first MARTYLAND Adventure Park in my hometown Houston. Building curriculum for coding camps in underserved communities. Seminars and hands on creativity workshops teaching design thinking in multiple disciplines to the youth. This is a small glimpse into my plans. There will be many ways for you guys to help out if you're interested. Just stay tuned for more info. #theimaginationagency #martyland #mycausemycleats #microsoftsurface
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.