Martellus Bennett is back. And, well, he’s still playing football.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 13, 2017
It’s not a good look for Bennett, of course, but nobody seems to care about that.
After Aaron Rodgers would suffer what’s likely to be a season-ending shoulder injury, the tight end would miss two games. Then, the Packers would waive him. The very next day, however, the New England Patriots snatched him back up.
Then it got ugly. Bennett is accusing the Packers’ medical staff of forcing him to play through a shoulder injury. One that he believes requires surgery. Of course, numerous Green Bay players—past and present—have since come out in support of team doctor Pat McKenzie.
So Sunday night rolled around, and Marty B. caught three passes for 38 yards in his return. He still may very well need the surgery, but it’s clear his intentions here. If he’s playing for a winner at this point in his career, all is well. That would be easier to stomach for most Packers fans had he not bashed the team doctor on the way out.
Now, however, it appears as though Green Bay can ask for their money back. This one still isn’t over quite yet.