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Report: Bears entertaining offers for TE Martellus Bennett

The Chicago Bears are reportedly entertaining trade offers for tight end Martellus Bennett
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The Chicago Bears are entertaining trade offers for tight end Martellus Bennett, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

According to Schefter, Bennett wants a new contract in Chicago or elsewhere. 

A seven-year veteran, Bennett had career-highs in catches (90), yards (916) and touchdowns (six) in 2014. He has 295 career catches for the Cowboys, Giants and Bears.

Bennett signed with Chicago in 2013 for four years and $20.4 million. He will make $4.9 million in 2015.

Bennett skipped the Bears' voluntary mini-camp Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Coach John Fox commented on the absences of Bennett and running back Matt Forte.

"They miss some mental time, they miss the on-the-field work," Fox said. "We have a next-man-up approach here so guys get opportunities. When one door closes, another door opens."

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