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Packers teammate takes veiled shots at Martellus Bennett after release


Green Bay Packers tight end Richard Rodgers never really got close with fellow tight end Martellus Bennett during his short time with the organization.

Bennett was signed to a three-year deal in the offseason to take Rodgers’ job. However, the Packers released Bennett on Thursday and Rodgers wasted little time getting a couple jabs in at his former teammate.

“I think we know where we’re trying to go,” Rodgers said according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “If someone is not on that boat, it’s better that they’re not here. We’re looking to move on. We know our ultimate goal. We have to continue to execute on offense.”

Rodgers stopped just short of accusing Bennett of forcing his way off the roster when Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his clavicle earlier this season. However, those veiled comments make it clear that he didn’t believe that Bennett had the team’s best interest at heart.

After his starting quarterback was injured, Bennett tweeted during the Packers bye week that 2017 would be his final season. He returned to practice the following week and then suffered a shoulder injury the next day.

Bennett was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots on Thursday. He won a championship with the Patriots last season before leaving to sign with the Packers in free agency.

He’s still dealing with his shoulder injury, which was reported to be a torn rotator cuff on Friday morning. However, the current plan is that he’ll attempt to play through the pain, with injured reserve remaining an option.

Bennett hasn’t spoken with the media since his release or his move back to the Patriots, so he hasn’t addressed his teammate’s comments or his intentions on retiring at the end of the season. Given his penchant for speaking his mind, things could get interesting whenever he does.

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