The Patriots have claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers from the Packers but he may not play for New England this season.
When Bennett was waived by the Packers on Wednesday it was with the designation that he “failed to disclose a physical condition,” which, as Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio notes, “implies that the injury existed even before he signed as a free agent.”
Bennett passed a physical and joined the Patriots for practice on Friday, a good sign after he missed every practice since the Packers’ Week 8 bye.
Bennett started the first seven games of the season for Green Bay, catching 24 passes for 233 yards. He missed practice after the Packers returned from their bye week and sat out Monday’s game against the Lions.