Bears' Martellus Bennett played with torn MCL, separated shoulder in 2013

Monday September 29th, 2014

Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett told reporters Monday that he played most of last season with a torn MCL and separated shoulder.

Bennett played in all 16 games for the Bears during the 2013-14 season. He has not missed a game since 2011.

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Last season was the best of Bennett's six-year NFL career. The tight end had 65 catches for 759 yards and five touchdowns.

So far this year, Bennett has 29 catches for 295 yards and four touchdowns. He and Brandon Marshall have combined for nine out of the Bears 11 touchdowns.

Bennett was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round in 2008 out of Texas A&M.

The Bears are 2-2 this season. They lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. This is the first time in Bears history that the team has won its first two road games and lost its first two home games.

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