Bears are working to trade tight end Martellus Bennett
The Chicago Bears could be working to trade another one of their best players. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears are working to trade Martellus Bennett. If Bennett is in fact traded, the Bears would have traded their two best receiving targets in back to back seasons. Last year the Bears traded Brandon Marshall to the Jets for practically nothing. Let’s not forget the Bears will not re-sign Matt Forte, who is a huge target for Jay Cutler.
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Bears and Martellus Bennett’s agent, Kennard McGuire, are working together to trade the tight end to an agreeable landing spot, per source.
Bennett, 28, is in the final year of his four-year, $20.4 million contract that included $5.215 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $5.085 million for the 2016.
In 2015, Bennett’s 2015 season comes to an end with him appearing 11 games and recording 53 receptions for 439 yards receiving and three touchdowns.