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The New York Giants signed former Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett to a one-year deal.
The pact is worth $2.5 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
"I think at times you got glimpses, but I was in a limited role," Bennett said of his spending his career as a backup to Jason Witten. "I only played like 30 percent of the snaps while I was in Dallas. I think, in a larger role, I can do so much more. I think the sky is the limit. I don't think anyone has really seen who I am as a player and what I have to offer."
With starter Jake Ballard and backup Travis Beckum suffering torn ACLs in the Super Bowl, Bennett will have a shot to prove his worth.
Bennett had 17 receptions for 144 yards last season.
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TweetThe New York Giants have signed ex Dallas Cowboys TE Martellus Bennett to a 1 year contract reportedly worth $2.5 million.
This is a smart move by the organization considering both Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum suffered serious injuries during the Super Bowl and are not expected back at the start of the season.
Bennett is a talented player who has had limited opportunities...
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