The Patriots' trade for defensive end Michael Bennett led to an obvious question: will ex-Patriot tight end Martellus Bennett come out of retirement to play alongside his brother?
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that Martellus is interested in re-joining New England after the trade, but Michael since has downplayed the rumors. As part of a discussion at Princeton University, he said the reports of him potentially teaming up with his brother probably "fake news."
Will his brother @MartysaurusRex come out of retirement to play with @mosesbread72?
It'd be great, but, it's probably "fake news," says Bennett. pic.twitter.com/jY5OM1FBo5 — Princeton University (@Princeton) March 11, 2019
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The 33-year-old veteran also broke his silence on being traded to the Patriots and getting to play under Bill Belichick.
Referring to Belichick as "one of the brightest minds in football, ever" stands in stark contrast to his thoughts about the man who will reportedly be his defensive coordinator next season, Greg Schiano.
Bennett's addition helps ease the Patriots' loss of Trey Flowers in free agency. In 16 games last year with the Eagles, Bennett tallied nine sacks and two forced fumbles.
As for Martellus, he retweeted the above Princeton University tweet which included Michael's "fake news" remarks, so don't get your hopes up, Pats fans. . .
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