Bennett says he's joining Bears

Share This Story

Alex Marvez

Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for He has covered the NFL for the past 18 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America. He also is a frequent host on Sirius XM NFL Radio.


One of the NFL’s top tight ends had a new contract just one minute into Tuesday’s free-agent signing period. first reported that Martellus Bennett will be leaving the New York Giants for the Chicago Bears.

Bennett quickly confirmed the news on his Twitter account (@JoeGryffindor).

“I'm proud to say I'll be joining my other brother (Brandon Marshall) next season. #BEARDOWN,” Bennett wrote.

Bennett and Marshall, a Bears wide receiver, aren’t related but close friends.

In what may be an attempt to skirt the NFL’s threat of punishment for contracts agreed upon before the official start of the free-agent signing period, Bennett later added, “No deal done. Just know that’s where I wanna be.”

Bennett, 26, is coming off a career-best season with the Giants after spending his first four NFL seasons with Dallas. Bennett caught 55 passes for 626 yards and five touchdowns.

Barring a free-agent signing, the Giants seem prepared to give 2012 fourth-round draft pick Adrien Robinson the chance to win the starting position in training camp.

Tagged: Bears, Giants, Martellus Bennett

More Stories From Alex Marvez

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

More Than Sports on MSN