FTW Explains: Why the Packers and Martellus Bennett are feuding

TAMPA FL – OCTOBER 5 Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett

TAMPA FL – OCTOBER 5 Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett

Bennett had 24 receptions and 233 yards in the seven games he played for the Packers. He said the Packers knew about his shoulder injury in March, that team doctor Patrick McKenzie pressured him to play though it, and when he decided he couldn't play through it they "tried to f*ck [him] over". That raises a ton of questions about his injury and exactly why he really wanted to end his season in Green Bay.

"It's not about, 'Could you play?' It's, 'Should you play?' It was one of those things", Bennett said. At first, I told my agent to tell no teams to claim me because I was still trying to get the surgery.

Bill Belichick noted that "it's good to have [Bennett] back". Even when Bill Belichick contacted him, Bennett wasn't certain about his plans. We had a quick conversation and I was just like, 'Let me think about it and I'll call you back'. They even gave me an xray as well.

"In my 10 years of being with the Packers organization and having multiple injuries and surgeries, I have never once felt pressure to play in a game", receiver Jordy Nelson, who missed the 2015 season with a torn ACL, said on Twitter. Before Packers fans lose their minds, they should know that Bennett did briefly consider a career change. "I talked to six or seven doctors about [my shoulder] and it could go either way. I am enjoying playing here and things like that, so life's good".

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Case Keenum played as well as he ever has in his career.until the Vikings had built a seemingly insurmountable lead. He was clearly emotional before the game about his return when he looked to tear up on the bench.

"After trying to get (the shoulder surgically) fixed and getting waived", Bennett said, "you've got that vengeance in your heart like, 'All right, that's how you're going to do it?" But the group of guys here on this team, there couldn't be a better place for me with what I'm going through right now and that situation. Last week, he said three of those doctors advised him to get the procedure, which he ultimately informed the Packers that he meant to do.

After being waived, Bennett was claimed off the wire by the Patriots, where he is listed as questionable for the team's game against the Denver Broncos this weekend.

The Packers had high hopes for Martellus Bennett, who signed a 3-year, $21 million contract with the team during the offseason.

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