Report: Bears Listening To Trade Offers For TE Martellus Bennett
(CBS) One day before the start of the NFL Draft, the Bears are entertaining trade offers for tight end Martellus Bennett, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday afternoon.
Bennett, 28, wants a new contract either from the Bears or another team, and he doesn't plan to report anywhere without a new one, Schefter reported. Bennett has two years left on a four-year, $20.4-million deal he signed before the 2013 season, and all of his guaranteed money has been paid out, the Chicago Tribune reported. Bennett's base salary is $4.9 million for 2015, with a $100,000 workout bonus, according to spotrac.com.
Bennett is set to make $5.085 million in base salary in 2016, with a $100,000 workout bonus, according to spotrac.com.
Bennett has been skipping the team's voluntary offseason workouts and practices, according to multiple reports.
Bennett's been highly productive in his two seasons with the Bears. Last season, he had 90 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns while making his first Pro Bowl. In 2013, he had 65 receptions for 759 yards and five touchdowns.
It's not known yet which suitors are interested in Bennett.
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