Hogan out, Bennett should play

Martellus Bennett disputes that the Green Bay Packers should have released him with the "failure to disclose a physical condition" designation.

Rapoport revealed earlier Friday that Bennett was dealing with a torn rotator cuff.

The Packers had high hopes for Martellus Bennett, who signed a 3-year, $21 million contract with the team.

In the offseason, the Patriots traded a 2017 fourth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for Dwayne Allen and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick as a replacement for Bennett.

On Friday, Bennett was practicing with the Patriots.

New England claimed him on Thursday.

He didn't play in the Packers' 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions after being listed as doubtful for the game. If he can't play through it, the Patriots will put him on injured reserve.

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Bennett used his Instagram Story - the same avenue he used to post during the bye week that he was "pretty sure" he would retire after this season - to tell his side of the story.

Bennett, playing in his 10th National Football League season, had just 24 receptions in seven games with the Packers but had not played since October 22 - the week before Green Bay's bye week.

They panicked. Thinking that I was trying to go on IR and be on their books next year.

"The last medical conversation I was involved with in regards to Marty, they were talking about scheduling surgery", McCarthy said.

During the bye week I got off anti inflammatories to clean my system and could really feel the pain.

Rodgers caught 58 passes in 2015 before ceding time last season to then-starter Jared Cook.

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