LAKE FOREST, IL
- The Chicago
Bears agreed to terms with TE Martellus Bennett on a four-year contract
265-pound Bennett has started 47 of 76 games played in five seasons with the
Dallas Cowboys (2008-11) and New York Giants (2012), hauling in 140 receptions
for 1,472 yards (10.5 ypr) and nine touchdowns. He has appeared in two playoff
contests with one start, gathering three receptions for 27 yards. Bennett has
appeared in at least 14 contests in all five seasons in the NFL and all 16
contests in three seasons (2008, 2010 and 2012).
Last season in New York, the 26-year
old Bennett started all 16 contests and set career highs with 55 receptions,
626 receiving yards and five touchdown catches. His five receptions of 25-plus
yards were tied for sixth in the NFL among tight ends in 2012. The top four
games of Bennett's career, in terms of receiving yards, all came last season
including a career-high 82 yards receiving (one touchdown on five receptions)
at Washington on December 3.
his career in Dallas
after the Cowboys selected him in the second round (61st overall) in
the 2008 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M.