Before Combine: Hgt: 6065, Wgt: 248, 40YD: 4.73-4.79-4.87
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12/02/14 - TE Martellus Bennett goes up against the team he started out with when the Bears face Dallas, and in three previous matchups (one with the Bears, two with the Giants) he hasn't had a huge game against them, combining for 13 catches for 112 yards with a touchdown.
Bennett said he didn't have the greatest relationship with Cowboys tight end Jason Witten while playing behind him, but not because it was anything personal. It was more a case of not getting enough playing time due to Witten's excellence, but Bennett put usual unique spin on it.
"Every single year there's a lion coming out of college, you know what I'm saying?" he said. "And every single year there's an old buck in the NFL who's a gazelle. And every single morning the gazelle wakes up because the gazelle has to run, otherwise the lion catches it. So every single morning the lion wakes up, he chases the gazelle.
"In that situation I was the lion. I didn't catch the gazelle, though -- I had to go to another jungle."
12/01/14 - TE Martellus Bennett practiced on a limited basis due to a foot injury and is day to day.
11/27/14 - TE Martellus Bennett caught eight passes, one shy of his season high, for 109 yards. Bennett was targeted 11 times, tying his season high, as the Bears stuck with their passing game throughout. He now has 65 receptions for 737 yards, though his scoreless streak extended to four games.
11/13/14 - TE Martellus Bennett participated in Thursday's practice on a limited basis after missing Wednesday's practice due to a rib injury. He is expected to be ready to play Sunday after playing with the injury last week.
11/12/14 - TE Martellus Bennett received Wednesday off due to a rib injury that kept him out of late-week practices but not the Green Bay game. Bennett will likely see limited practice this week and play Sunday, just as he did last week.