Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/5/12
Giants’ free agent acquisition Martellus Bennett raised some eyebrows when he weighed in at 291 pounds last week at Giants OTAs, despite being in the 265-270 range his whole career in Dallas. Bennett today spoke out on the matter by saying that the weight gain was by design. Bennett continued by saying that his pants size actually went down and that he is one of the top 5 strongest players on the team. Given that tight ends coach Mike Pope said that Bennett is probably too heavy for his legs, it’s doubtful that this weight gain was by team design and if it was by design at all, it was by his own design and not the Giants’. 291 is way too heavy for a tight end, regardless of whether it was muscle weight or not, especially one like Bennett who is supposed to provide something in the passing game this season. Unless the Giants are planning on him playing on offensive line, it’s doubtful this was by team design.
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