Just two weeks after he was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots, tight end Martellus Bennett’s season is officially over as the team announced on Monday that he will be placed on injured reserve.
The tight end was cut from the Green Bay Packers after they reported he did not disclose an injury with them.
Bennett was inactive during Sunday’s 35-17 win over the Miami Dolphins with hamstring and shoulder injuries. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the move to IR has more to do with his hamstring – but with an early-ending to the season, Bennett will have the chance to undergo surgery on his banged-up shoulder.
In the two games the 30-year-old played for the Pats this season, he caught six passes for 53 total yards.
Bennett has openly talked about retirement recently before being cut by Green Bay, so his future in the NFL could be up in the air if he does indeed have surgery.
He’s had a productive career catching 433 passes and racking up 4,573 total yards with 30 touchdowns since being drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft.