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Report: Patriots to place tight end Martellus Bennett on injured reserve

Martellus Bennett had a short-lived second stint with the Patriots, as he will go on New England's injured reserve list per Jim McBride of The Boston Globe.

The 30-year-old tight end was claimed by the Patriots on November after he was waived by the Green Bay Packers, the team he signed a three-year, $21 million dollar contract with in March.

With Green Bay, Bennett had 24 receptions for 233 yards in seven games. His departure was controversial, as the Packers waived him with a "failure to disclose a medical condition designation," as they claimed he didn't tell team doctors about previous injuries.

Bennett claimed he told the Packers about his ailments.

In two games with the Patriots this season, the 6-foot-6 tight end had six grabs for 53 yards.

Last season, Bennett was a key member of New England's Super Bowl-winning team, as he caught 55 passes for 701 yards with seven touchdowns in the regular season. In the playoffs, he had 11 catches and 98 yards.

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