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Patriots’ Martellus Bennett placed on injured reserve

The New England Patriots recently claimed veteran tight end Martellus Bennett off of waivers. The Green Bay Packers decided to part ways with the one-time Super Bowl champion. The move was thought to be another brilliant one by head coach Bill Belichick. The theory being that it would give Tom Brady another weapon in their potent offense.

Unfortunately, a few weeks after claiming Bennett, the team has lost the tight end to injuries as he’s been placed on the injured reserve, via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.

Bennett, the tight end who was waived by the Packers and claimed by the Patriots this month, has been placed on injured reserve, according to the Boston Globe. Bennett has been dealing with hamstring as well as shoulder injuries.




In two games with the team, Bennett caught only six passes from Brady for a total of 53 receiving yards. Although losing Bennett is unfortunate, the team is stacked at the position with Rob Gronkowski and Dwayne Allen.

In Week 12, the Patriots came out on top against the division rival Miami Dolphins in convincing fashion. The defending Super Bowl champions crushed the Dolphins, 35-17.

The win over the Dolphins was the seventh straight for the Patriots. They appear to be back on track as the elite team in the AFC. New England is now sporting a 9-2 record and will likely cruise to another AFC East division title with a good chance of clinching a first-round bye in the playoffs.

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