Patriots Free Agency Rumors Roundup: Amendola To Be Cut?

  • Patriots Free Agency Rumors Roundup: Amendola To Be Cut?

Patriots Free Agency Rumors Roundup: Amendola To Be Cut?

Bennett wasn't the only former Bear who joined the Patriots yesterday, as linebacker Shea McClellin signed a three-year deal with New England, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Bears on Thursday announced the trade, which included an exchange of draft picks. "I'm all about the future so I'm a progressive person".

New Patriots weapon Martellus Bennett is excited about pairing up with Rob Gronkowski to potentially form the best tight end tandem in the NFL.

The 6-6, 273-pounder was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2014 when he had 90 receptions for 916 yards and six TDs, all career highs. And, if any locker room is equipped to handle any particular mood swings or me-first attitude Bennett could potentially present, it's the one led by Brady - company man extraordinaire.

The terms of the deal, per Tom Curran of CSN New England, demonstrate just how eager Chicago was to unload Bennett.

This ends a sometimes tumultuous four years for McClellin with the Bears after being taken 19th overall by general manager Phil Emery in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played a part in the Patriots Super Bowl run following the 2014 season, catching two touchdown passes in the win over the Ravens and one in the Super Bowl against the Seahawks, a game the Patriots won.

Was Martellus Bennett's time with the Chicago Bears a disappointment? Miller and Bennett combined for 121 targets in Chicago last year, most of which should now fall to Miller as he re-signed with the team for two more years earlier in the free agency period.

The Patriots are the fourth team for Bennett, who spent four years in Dallas and one with the New York Giants.

The Minnesota Vikings agreed to a one-year contract with offensive lineman Andre Smith.

The 5-foot-11, 183-pounder, who turns 31 in November, is coming off an impressive year where he caught 65 passes for 648 yards and three touchdowns, all while finishing the season with a catch rate of 75 percent, an impressive stat for a wide receiver.

What is particularly interesting about this deal is that like Gronk, Bennett is a two-way player at the position as an excellent receiver and a very good in-line blocker. We had a coaching change, organizational change. "I'm just trying to come in and do the same thing".