Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 6/4/12

Last week, Martellus Bennett made news in a most peculiar way, with a report indicating the new Giants tight end ballooned up to a staggering 291 pounds, up nearly 30 pounds from his usual playing weight.

Well, in order to dispel the rumors, Bennett did something even more peculiar on Monday -- literally going bareback for an interview.

According to the New York Post, Bennett insisted the weight gain was intentional, and his pants size went down because he's "actually in great shape." A short while after, he flashed the Post's Paul Schwartz his "6 1/2 pack" abs and asked, "Do I look fat?"

He certainly doesn't think so.

"I'm looking like Atlas, not Professor Klump," added Bennett.

(In case you're wondering, he's not referring to Teddy, but rather this guy. Impressive feat.)

Bennett is expected to take on a key role for the Giants, especially with Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum both on the mend. He was considered a key free agent signing for the World Champs, though even his position coach conceded a Slim Fast or two may be in order.

"We run a lot more than he might have been accustomed to," Mike Pope said last week.

As of now, it appears Bennett's weight concerns are minimized, but he'll need to keep it off over the next few months.

In other words: Avoid the Joe McKnight method.

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