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Packers cut TE Martellus Bennett


UPDATE: The Packers have officially released Martellus Bennett. The transaction was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers have cut TE Martellus Bennett, according to ESPN reporter Field Yates and NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

Yates tweeted that a source told him that the Packers cut Bennett for "failure to disclose a medical condition designation."

Bennett missed Monday night's loss to the Lions due to a shoulder injury. He was also set to miss Sunday's game against the Bears.

The Packers signed Bennett during the offseason to a 3-year, $21 million contract.

Rapoport tweeted, "The only tangible benefit to cutting him with the failure to disclose is if they argue his entire contract is void & go after his money. This isn't over just yet."

Bennett had 24 receptions and 233 yards in the seven games he played for the Packers.

Bennett won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots before coming to Green Bay. He racked up more than 700 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns during the 2016 season with the Pats.

In October, Bennett took to Instagram to write that he's considering retiring from the NFL after the 2017 season.

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