Giants, Bills Pursuing Martellus Bennett

The free agent tight end market is heating up, as the Bills and Giants are pursuing Martellus Bennett, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter link), who also confirmed the previously reported interest displayed by the Jaguars. The Titans and Lions are also contacting tight ends , per La Canfora, while the Packers are aiming to retain Jared Cook.Martellus Bennett (vertical)

Bennett is reportedly seeking $9MM annually after a 2016 campaign which saw him 701 receiving yards and seven touchdowns for New England. Given that Jack Doyle recently re-signed with the Colts for nearly $7MM per season, Bennett seemingly has every right to ask for $9MM, but a report last month indicated a “real possibility” that Bennett won’t be returning to the Patriots in 2017. Now that New England has acquired Dwayne Allen, Bennett is almost assuredly not returning to the Patriots.

The Giants, meanwhile, are reportedly eyeing all the top tight ends on the free agent market, a list that includes Bennett, Cook, and previously Doyle, and have also expressed interest in Anthony Fasano. The Raiders, too, have been linked to Bennett, who ranks as PFR’s No. 20 overall free agent and No. 1 available tight end.

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4 comments on “Giants, Bills Pursuing Martellus Bennett

  1. nickmontgomery10

    The patriots getting Dwayne Allen pretty much shows that they will not re-sign Bennett and let him walk on some where else.

    • gopackgo

      tell ted Thompson to get off his ass and resign cook,Lang,Hyde and bring in some ouside help at LB,CB.

  2. Baseketfootball56

    You have to get a QB that’s not afraid to throw a ball first Bills

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