Martellus Bennett on potential new contract: ‘I have a diverse portfolio, so I’m not really tripping about that’
|11.20.16 at 8:59 pm ET|
On the morning of the Patriots-49ers game, there was a report that the Patriots want to make tight end Martellus Bennett an “offseason priority.”
Bennett was traded from the Bears to the Patriots this offseason with one year remaining on his contract. The Patriots and Bennett didn’t re-do his deal, so he will be a free agent after the season.
After Sunday’s 30-17 win over the 49ers, Bennett said he isn’t thinking about his next contract.
“My money’s good,” Bennett said to reporters, via MassLive.com. “I’m just going through every game and playing football. When they address it, they address it. If they don’t, I’m not really worried about it. I have a diverse portfolio, so I’m not really tripping about that. I’m not really worried about that right now. I’m just trying to make plays and continue to play really good football.”
The tight end added: “I fit in most places.”
Bennett was a main focus of the 49ers defense Sunday and had a quiet day, recording one catch for 14 yards, but for the season the tight end has caught 39 passes for 520 yards and four touchdowns. He and Rob Gronkowski are one of the best tight end duos in all of football.
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