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Were Greenbay Packers wrong in releasing Martellus Bennett, now that he signed with the Patriots or no?

Eight months after leaving New England, Martellus Bennett is already on his way back.
According to ESPN.com, the former Pro Bowl tight end was claimed off waivers by the Patriots on Thursday, less than 24 hours after the Packersreleased him with a failure to disclose an injury designation. Bennett had apparently been suffering from a shoulder injury that the Packers didn't know about.
The tight end's return to New England caps a bizarre two weeks for him. During the Packers' bye in Week 8, Bennett went on Instagram and said that he was probably going to retire at the end of the season.

he just played this Sunday and looked 100% healthy. this looks like some kind of scam.

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this looks like some kind of scam.

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Nope, taking up precious space on my boy's bench now. :(

he just played this Sunday and looked 100%

I believe that the Green Bay Packers handled this the wrong way. The timing of this is odd. It seems fishy that the Packers released Martellus Bennett just a few days after the trade deadline. I think they knew something was wrong with him before the deadline, and at that point, they should have traded him away (and try to get something back in return). If they could not get something back for Bennett, then put him on IR. It just makes no sense to give away a player of that caliber for nothing.