NFL free agency: Martellus Bennett signs with Packers

Martellus Bennett is coming off one of his better NFL seasons to date in 2016, and it looks like he took advantage of that in free agency.

According to a report from NickSportsTV, the former Patriots tight end is expected to sign with the Packers, who confirmed the news. NFL Network reported Green Bay signed Bennett to a three-year, $21 million contract. ESPN reported it as a three-year, $18.45 million contract

Bennett recorded 55 receptions for 701 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns for Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada the Patriots last season. He comes off a four-year, $20.4 million contract (originally with the Bears). The Patriots picked up the final year of his contract, paying him a base salary of $5.1 million in 2016.

Bennett had the ninth-most receiving yards of any tight end last season, and the second-most receiving touchdowns. He will bolster a Packers offense that ranked seventh in the league in passing yards per game (262).

Bennett is the Packers’ first compensatory free agent signed in the last five years. Not that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers minds.

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