The Chicago Bears are trade parsimonious finish Martellus Bennett to a New England Patriots for a fourth-round breeze pick, joining sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Martellus Bennett gives Bill Belichick a twin he has sought during parsimonious end
In pairing Martellus Bennett with Rob Gronkowski, a Patriots can emanate matchup problems for hostile defenses.
Bears trade Martellus Bennett was inevitable
Even yet Ryan Pace and John Fox dodged questions about Martellus Bennett during final month’s NFL scouting combine, a group already had instituted a routine of slicing ties with a maestro parsimonious end.
Source: LB McClellin joins Pats on 3-year deal
The New England Patriots have concluded to a three-year agreement with former Chicago linebacker Shea McClellin, a source told ESPN.
The teams are finalizing a deal, though a Patriots will also accept a sixth-round breeze choice in sell for Bennett, according to sources.
The Patriots have traditionally elite to run a multiple-tight finish offense given of a matchup problems it can emanate for a defense. It strike a rise in 2011 with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.
In 2015, a bar suspicion it had a clever one-two punch with Gronkowski and Scott Chandler, who was sealed as a giveaway agent, though Chandler didn’t vessel out after inking a two-year agreement value a limit value of $5.3 million. He was expelled Mar 2.
Bennett, who is 6-foot-6 and 273 pounds, is sealed by a 2016 deteriorate and is due to acquire a bottom income of $5.085 million.
Bennett took to Twitter after Wednesday to deliver himself to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Hi Tom I’m Marty. Let’s do this. https://t.co/Qw482RK6oH
— Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) March 17, 2016
Bennett done a Pro Bowl in 2014, throwing 90 passes for 916 yards and 6 touchdowns, though unsuccessful to accept a agreement prolongation from a Bears a following offseason.
Bennett subsequently boycotted a whole intentional apportionment of a Bears’ 2015 offseason module though returned for a club’s imperative minicamp and training stay to equivocate incurring a fine.
He had 53 receptions for 439 yards and 3 touchdowns final deteriorate before a rib damage landed him on harmed haven Dec. 8.
Before fracturing his ribs, Bennett plainly questioned his purpose on offense, as a Bears began to underline associate parsimonious finish Zach Miller toward a latter partial of a season.
ESPN Patriots contributor Mike Reiss and ESPN Bears contributor Jeff Dickerson contributed to this report.