Who in the world saw this move coming? Big news has just shocked the National Football League.
After just eight games into his stint with the Green Bay Packers, Martellus Bennett's time with the team is done.
According to ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates, the Packers have cut the 30-year-old veteran with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation.
The Packers cut Bennett with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation. We'll see what's next for the veteran TE.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 8, 2017
Bennett was already ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears with a shoulder injury, but this was a completely unexpected move.
After winning the Super Bowl with the Patriots last season, Bennett signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Packers this past offseason. The production certainly wasn't the same we've seen in years past, as Bennett caught 24 passes for just 233 yards and no touchdowns.
Late last month, Bennett hinted at retirement after this season. That could change now that he's no longer in Green Bay. The Packers are seemingly out of playoff contention without Aaron Rodgers, but Bennett could make an immediate impact on a contending team when healthy.
Could Bennett go back and join his former team?
A move like that would make too much sense.
For now, though, Bennett is out of a job and the Packers no longer have the stud tight end on the roster.