The New York Giants weren’t able to come to an agreement with tight end Martellus Bennett before the start of the 2013 NFL Free Agency period got underway at 4:00 p.m. ET Tuesday and the Chicago Bears took advantage right away.
Bennett has reportedly agreed to terms on a deal with the Bears and becomes one of the first unrestricted free agents to sign with a new team, per Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus. The 6-6, 265-pound pass catcher registered 55 receptions for 626 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games (all starts) in his first and only season with the G-Men in 2012.
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He was selected in the second round (No. 61 overall) out of Texas A&M in 2008 by the Dallas Cowboys. Bennett, 26, played in 60 games (31 starts) and registered 85 receptions for 846 yards and four scores in four seasons in Dallas.
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