Packers waive TE Martellus Bennett, ending short tenure

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On Wednesday, the Packers cut Bennett, a former Texas A&M star, with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation.

Bennett, 30, signed a three-year, $21 million deal with Green Bay before the season after winning the Super Bowl with the Patriots. All 31 other teams have until 4 p.m. ET Thursday to submit a claim on him.

Bennett was the Packers' biggest free-agent signing during the National Football League offseason.

Bennett's production in the seven games he did play was modest: 24 catches for 233 yards and no touchdowns.

Martellus Bennett is the latest Green Bay player to be ruled out for Week 10.

Information from ESPN's Rob Demovsky and Field Yates and The Associated Press was used in this report.

Bennett was inactive during the Packers' Monday night loss to Detroit.

Bennett returned with the rest of the team on October 31 and took part in practice that day.

The injury would have kept him out of Sunday's game at Chicago, which is where Bennett calls home after spending the 2013 through 2015 seasons with the Bears. They gave him a $6.3 million signing bonus. Without Bennett, who started all seven games he played in, the Packers will go with Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers at tight end.

Bennett is added to the list of Packers out against Chicago, including safety Morgan Burnett (groin), quarterback Aaron Rodgers (out until at least mid-December, shoulder) and tackle Bryan Bulaga (out for the year, knee).

"The other guys have proven they can do it as well", tight ends coach Brian Angelichio said last week when asked about not having Bennett.

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