'Good chance' Martellus Bennett plays Sunday night for Patriots


"I think Martellus Bennett is living a lie", the CBS analyst said Monday morning on Toucher & Rich, adding: "It's hashtag Fake News with this guy".

The following Patriots players are inactive for Sunday night's game against the Broncos: wide receiver Chris Hogan, offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, defensive tackle Malcom Brown, offensive lineman Cole Croston, running back Mike Gillislee, cornerback Eric Rowe and defensive end Cassius Marsh.

It was quite an eventful week for Bennett.

Green Bay parted ways with Bennett, claiming that the tight end, who signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the team in the offseason, failed to disclose his shoulder was badly injured. After trying to persuade me to play thru a major injury and me choosing to get surgery. Did not have surgery.

After being released on Friday, Bennett unloaded on the Packers, claiming that the team knew about his injured shoulder when they signed him in March and refused to allow him to have surgery when he further injured it during the season.

"After trying to get (the shoulder surgically) fixed and getting waived", Bennett said, "you've got that vengeance in your heart like, 'All right, that's how you're going to do it?"

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Bennett says he went off anti-inflammatory medicine during the bye week and asked to have it examined his first day back. This issue between the Packers and Bennett still isn't over, as the team could look to reclaim part of all of his salary from his time with the team due to failing to disclose a medical issue.

"When Bill [Belichick] called, I was like, 'No f-king way, '" Bennett said. "It was 'Should you play?' It was one of those things", Bennett said. You're just kind of like, 'All right, that's how you're going to do it? At first, I told my agent to tell no teams to claim me because I was still trying to get the surgery.

"Even then, it wasn't like, 'Hey, you want to come?' It was like, 'Let me just call you back in a few minutes".

Bennett had 24 receptions and 233 yards in the seven games he played for the Packers. But he is willing to play though his injury for the Patriots and Tom Brady.

Bennett also said he doesn't know if he'll indeed retire after this season, which he claimed was a possibility during the end of his run with the Packers.