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Report: Packers fail to recoup money from Martellus Bennett

The Packershave released Martellus Bennett
Sep 28, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett (80) is shown during the fourth quarter of their game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK

The Green Bay Packers won’t be getting any of the money back they gave to former tight end Martellus Bennett as a signing bonus, according to Pro Football Talk, which reports the case was dismissed by Stephan Burbank on Tuesday.

As you might remember, Bennett and the Packers had a nasty divorce last season after the tight end accused the team of lying about an injury that Green Bay said he did not disclose. That injury was the team’s reason for releasing Bennett, and there was plenty of back-and-forth between the tight end and his former teammates about the entire incident afterward.

Not long after he was released by Green Bay, Bennett signed with the New England Patriots, the team that he played for in 2016. Bennett did play in two games for the Patriots, catching six passes for 53 yards. However, he ultimately was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

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