Patriots will waive Geneo Grissom to make room for Martellus Bennett

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett celebrates after making a pass reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints Sunday Oct. 22 2017 in Green Bay Wis

Similar to when they claimed wide receiver Michael Floyd off waivers late last season, the New England Patriots have struck again by claiming veteran tight end Martellus Bennett on Thursday. NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport also reported the news.

In seven games this season in Green Bay, Bennett caught 24 passes for 233 yards.

Earlier this season, Bennett stated as well on social media that he was strongly considering this season to be his last season in the National Football League as well, which might encourage some more teams to pick him up knowing he's not committed to playing for them next season.

Following a disappointing spell with the Green Bay Packers, Martellus Bennett will look to get his 2017 season back on track with the New England Patriots.

Before he was cut, Bennett did not play in the Packer's 30-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football this week and was not expected to start against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. "To everyone who has poured themselves and time into my life and career".

General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Wednesday after practice.

Bennett's next games, assuming there are any, won't happen in Green Bay.

The Packers have two other tight ends on the roster in Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers. But Bennett never came close to living up to the contract. It's possible one of those players could be waived once Bennett is healthy and ready to play. Bennett was clearly banged up with injuries by the end of the season but showed toughness by plowing through them to keep playing.

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