Martellus Bennett was supposed to function as the best tight end target of Aaron Rodgers' career. Instead, after less than one full season, he's already on his way out of Green Bay.
As first reported by ESPN's Field Yates and later confirmed by the Packers, the Packers cut Bennett on Wednesday. According to Yates, they did so with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation.
The situation between the Packers and Bennett might not be over, though, as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport explained via Twitter:
"The #Packers paid TE Martellus Bennett $8M of his 3-year, $21M contract. The only tangible benefit to cutting him with the failure to disclose is if they argue his entire contract is void & go after his money. This isn’t over just yet."
Bennett entered 2017 with sky-high expectations considering his pedigree as one of the league's most complete tight ends. He can both block and catch, evidenced by his 4,520 career yards and 30 career touchdowns. After successful stints with the Giants, Bears, and Patriots, Bennett signed with the Packers in March, fresh off his first Super Bowl ring.
Bennett caught 24 passes for 233 yards in seven games.