Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett calls holdout coverage 'silly'

BY foxsports • June 11, 2015

The Chicago Bears are in their third and final week of OTA workouts and the status of star tight end Martellus Bennett has not changed since the start. Still, the coverage of his absence from the voluntary team workouts has been diligent.

Apparently, Bennett thinks that's "silly," according to a couple Tweets he posted on Wednesday.

"It's another Wednesday and they're writing the same s***," Bennett's first Tweet read. And the follow-up a few minutes later: "Doesn't bother me. Lol. Just silly."

Bennett has been holding out in hopes of a new contract. He is still under contract with the Bears for two more years, but the tight end believes his 90-catch campaign last season far exceeded the terms of his current deal.

However, Bennett's 2014 production came under a different coaching staff and, perhaps more importantly from a negotiating standpoint, a different general manager as well.

Holding out of practice hinders Bennett's ability to forge a relationship with Chicago's new coaching staff. Taking shots at the media won't help him much in his quest for a new contract.

(h/t Bleacher Report)

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