Martellus Bennett to Be Placed on Injured Reserve

Report Patriots place Bennett Ebner on injured reserve

Report Patriots place Bennett Ebner on injured reserve

Tight end Martellus Bennett and Safety Nate Ebner have both been placed on injured reserve after Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. He had meant to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery when the Packers waived him, but he signed with the Patriots instead. It marks a frustrating end to a 2017 season that saw him deal with nagging injuries that led to his departure from the Packers.

He appeared in two games with the Patriots after being claimed through waivers from the Green Bay Packers. From the moment Bennett was claimed on waivers November 9, it seemed to bring out the best in fellow tight end Dwayne Allen. After a unusual exit from the Green Bay Packers over his shoulder, Bennett signed very quickly with the Patriots a few weeks ago. The next week, he recovered a Rex Burkhead fumble on the opening drive of a win over the Raiders and added two catches for 24 yards.

The Patriots brought Bennett back to New England for his second stint with the team knowing he was dealing with a shoulder injury.

The Patriots have plenty of depth at tight end.

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In his first interview after joining the Patriots, Bennett said: "It was like one of those things, I talked to six or seven doctors about it and it could go either way".

If Bennett was actually serious about retirement, it's possible he's played his last game in the NFL.

While he was a non-factor in the offense in the first half of the season, Allen has caught at least one pass the last three games for the Patriots, including a touchdown.

Bennett did not play Sunday versus Miami, and did not practice on Thursday or Friday due to shoulder and hamstring injuries.

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