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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On March 10, 2017 at 6:42 pm EST

The Green Bay Packers have found their new tight end. The team is expected to sign free agent Martellus Bennett.

He replaced Jared Cook, who was recently informed that he will not be returning to the team. Cook will now look elsewhere for employment.

Martellus Bennett (Getty Images)

Martellus Bennett (Getty Images)

Bennett, who recently said goodbye to the New England Patriots, is the best Packers tight end that they have had in a long-time. He could turn out to be their best tight end since Donald Lee, who left the team in 2009.

The signing also gives Aaron Rodgers another weapon. Cook was a favorite target for Rodgers, but that will change now with Bennett joining the team.

Bennett was the Patriots No. 1 tight end following the injury to Rob Gronkowski. He started 12 regular season games – and won his first Super Bowl with the team in February as they came back from a huge deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas.

He had 55 receptions for 701 receiving yards and a career-high seven touchdowns. Bennett’s 701 receiving yards were the most since he had 916 receiving yards with the Chicago Bears in 2014.

This will be Bennett’s fifth-team in his career. Besides the Patriots and the Bears, he has also played with the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants.

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