By Henry McKenna
The New England Patriots have released tight end Martellus Bennett.
By parting ways with Bennett, the Patriots will clear $6.1 million in cap space without incurring any dead money, according to OverTheCap.com.
The Patriots’ decision to move on from Bennett comes while teammate Rob Gronkowski is mulling retirement.
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Bennett joined the Patriots on Nov. 9 after the Green Bay Packers waived him. He appeared in seven games with Green Bay after signing a three-year, $21 million deal with them during the 2017 offseason. He struggled with the Packers, with whom he had only 24 receptions for 233 yards and no touchdowns while dealing with a shoulder injury. After getting claimed by New England, he played in two games on a limited snap count, and had six receptions for 53 yards before ending up on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
He was familiar with the Patriots after spending the 2016 season with New England. During that season, he had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns on the way to a win in Super Bowl...