Jul 26, 2013; Bourbonnais, IL, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett during training camp at Olivet Nazarene University. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Bears TE Martellus Bennett Throws Punches at Teammates in Training Camp

The Chicago Bears landed a quality tight end this offseason in Martellus Bennett, and he should go a long way in helping to solve the offensive woes of quarterback Jay Cutler.

That is, if he can stop taking shots at members of his own team first.

According to Brad Biggs of Chicago TribuneBennett was throwing punches at defensive players such as Major Wright, Kelvin Hayden and a couple of others. He had this to say after the fact:

“It’s hot, you know,” Bennett said. “I am actually a mean person. I know you all think I joke around and [stuff] but I am not. I am very aggressive. They are aggressive with me, I am aggressive with them. You come hard at me, I come hard at you all day. I mean, I don’t back down for anything, anyone. It’s just the way I play. That’s how I play. So, it started feeling like a game, there was tackling, so I turned into game mode.”


The Spin: Bennett is a candidate to see the most receptions in the Bears new offense next year behind wide receiver Brandon Marshall (second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery has a shot to0). Keeping a cool head in practice would be wise from this point forward.

Bennett may not have even initiated the fight, but it doesn’t matter—he was the biggest name and will receive all the scrutiny as a result. He’s also new in town.

The Bears need Bennett to avoid situations like this during the regular season. Otherwise they could be down a major offensive weapon.


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