​Oh, so that's why they waived him. 


When the Green Bay Packers released tight end Martellus Bennett, it was presumably due to his age and lack of production, though we'd all heard the same ​weird spin zone about an undisclosed injury.  As expected, the ​New England Patriots immediately snapped him up off waivers on Thursday.


It was soon revealed that Bennett was cut from the Packers because of a torn rotator cuff that he may have to play through, if the Patriots are so keen. If not, there's still a chance he lands on IR prior to the end of the season. 

​​In seven games this season, Bennett has 24 catches for 233 yards.


Bennett is coming back to familiar territory, as he played for the Pats in 2016 and had 55 catches for 701 yards and seven touchdowns, filling an integral role in the Super Bowl Season. 


Bennett announced a few weeks ago that he was probably going to retire after this season and it certainly felt like now could be the time. Of course, after the Pats claimed him off waivers, that may invigorate the big guy to rehab and stick around the NFL for a bit longer.